Information for Registered Third Parties

Individuals, corporations and unions can register as Third Party Advertisers and can also make contributions to Third Party Advertisers. Third Party Advertisers are required to register with every municipality in which they wish to advertise.

Third party advertisers may register with the municipality from Tuesday, May 1, 2018 until Friday, October 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Third party registrations will not be accepted after the deadline. Registration allows a third party advertiser to promote or oppose any candidate that the electors in the municipality can vote for.

Third Party Registration (Form 7)

No individual, corporation or trade union shall incur expenses for a third party advertisement unless the individual, corporation or trade union is registered with the municipality when the expenses are incurred and the advertisement appears.

Third Party advertising must be done independently of candidates. Candidates are not permitted to register as, or direct, a Third Party Advertiser.

 

Restricted Period

The restricted period for third party advertisements in relation to an election in a municipality begins on the earliest day that an individual, corporation or trade union is permitted to register (May 1, 2018) as a third party advertiser in relation to the election, and ends at the close of voting on voting day.

 

Mandatory Information in Third Party Advertisements

No registered third party advertiser shall cause a third party advertisement to appear during the restricted period unless the advertisement contains the following information:

  • The name of the registered third party advertiser; and
  • The municipality where the third party advertiser is registered; and
  • A telephone number, mailing address or email address at which the registered third party advertiser may be contacted regarding the advertisement.

 

Mandatory Information for Broadcaster

A registered third party advertiser shall not cause a third party advertisement to appear during the restricted period unless they provide the following information to the broadcaster or publisher in writing:

  • The name of the registered third party advertiser; and
  • The municipality where the third party advertiser is registered; and
  • A telephone number, mailing address or email address at which the registered third party advertiser may be contacted regarding the advertise

 

Prohibition, Broadcaster or Publisher

No broadcaster or publisher shall cause a third party advertisement to appear during the restricted period if the information set out in the paragraphs above have not been provided.