The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 now includes rules for third party advertising.

  • A third party advertisement is an advertisement in any broadcast, print, electronic or other medium that has the purpose of promoting, supporting or opposing a candidate in the election, or a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot.
  • A third party advertiser is any individual, corporation or trade union that causes an election campaign advertisement to appear. A third party advertiser is required to register with the City Clerk of the municipality where they want to advertise.

To become a third party advertiser in the upcoming election, you must register with the City Clerk.

  • Registration opens beginning May 1 to October 19, 2018.
  • Until the City Clerk certifies your registration, you may not spend money on your campaign, accept contributions or begin advertising.

The sections below provide general information related to third party advertising in the 2018 municipal election. Updates will be made as new information becomes available.