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Limitation on Contributions

In accordance with Section 17 of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act, contributions made by any person, corporation, trade union or employee organization to registered parties, registered constituency associations or registered candidates shall not exceed:

(a) in any year (defined as a calendar year):

 (i) $15,000 to each registered party; and

(ii) $1,000 to any registered constituency association to a maximum of $5,000 in the aggregate to constituency associations of each registered party; and

(b) in any campaign period (defined as beginning on the date a writ is issued and ending two months after polling day):

 (i) $30,000 to each registered party less any amount contributed to the party in that calendar year under clause (a)(i); and

(ii) $2,000 to any registered candidate to a maximum of $10,000 in the aggregate to the registered candidates of each registered party.

Additional Considerations:

·        For the purposes of subsection (1)(b), if writs for 2 or more by-elections bear the same date and provide for the same polling day, all the by-elections are deemed to be one election

·        Contributions may be made to a registered constituency association at any time except during a campaign period.

·        No contributions may be made to a candidate except during a campaign period.

·        Any money paid during a campaign period by a candidate out of the candidate's own funds for the purposes of the candidate's campaign

(a) is a contribution for the purposes of this Act, and

(b) shall be paid into a depository of the candidate on record with the Chief Electoral Officer.