Find out more about electoral expenses
A person who wishes to run for election must be authorized to solicit contributions, incur expenses or contract loans.
Only electors may contribute to the financing of an authorized candidate
A contribution is a donation in money, a service rendered or a good furnished free of charge by an elector for election purposes. Only an elector of a school board may make a contribution to one or more candidates of the same school board. Contributions by legal persons such as companies or trade unions are prohibited by law.
Candidates' expenses are limited
An election expense is the cost of any goods or services used during the election period to, among other things, oppose or promote the ideas or actions of a candidate.
The public must be informed of the financing of candidates
Authorized candidates must file a statement of election expenses and a financial report, regardless of whether they have collected contributions, incurred expenses or contrated loans.
The Chief Electoral Officer's Power to Make Inquiries
If you are in doubt as to the legality of a contribution or an election expense of a candidate, you may ask the Chief Electoral Officer to make an inquiry. Penalties are set out in the Act respecting school elections for candidates who infringe that statute. You may contact the Chief Electoral Officer at 1 888 353-2846.