What are the spending limits?

Third party advertisers will be subject to two spending limits:

  • a general spending limit
  • a separate limit for expenses related to parties and expressions of appreciation after the close of voting

The provincial government is proposing changing the formula for calculating third party spending limits. This page will be updated as soon as the final spending limits are announced by the province.

The City will provide a preliminary Certificate of Maximum Third Party Expense Limit to third party advertisers at registration. A final Certificate of Maximum Third Party Expense Limit will be provided to the registered third party advertisers by September 25, 2018. The final spending limit is based on the higher of:

  • the number of electors as of Nomination Day in the 2014 election or September 15 of the previous election for all future elections going forward
  • the number of electors as of September 15 in the 2018 election