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Any donations over $25.00 CAD require me to collect the donor information (name, address, contact details) and issue a formal campaign receipt. You may donate to me with a cheque or money order (made payable to Bill Gordon), or by using your credit/debit card by clicking the button below. All donations over $25 must include your contact information so I can issue a formal receipt and cannot be made by cash. No PayPal account is needed to use this button below. Thanks for your support!
CAMPAIGN EXPENSES & SPENDING LIMITS
Campaign expenses include costs such as banking fees, receipts / stationery, promotional materials (election signs, brochures, business cards), hall rentals for meet & greets, refreshments and other miscellaneous expenses. Every expense incurred by a candidate must be processed through their campaign and is subject to strict limits and accounting.
There is a $1,200 limit that applies to contributions from other individuals (other than myself).
The maximum total amount that a contributor can give to candidates in the same jurisdiction (for example, running for the same council or for the same school board) is $5,000.
I am required to inform every contributor of the contribution limits. An easy way to make sure that this is done is to include the contribution limits on the receipt that I provide for each contribution and on this informational page on my website.
Only a contribution that is $25 or less can be made in cash. All contributions above $25 must be made by cheque, money order or by a method that clearly shows where the funds came from (such as certain debit, credit or electronic transfer transactions). I am using PayPal as my electronic payment gateway to accept credit card and debit card donations. No PayPal account is needed to use this service.
I have been provided with a form EL37(A) from our clerk that certifies the maximum expenses that can be incurred by a mayoral campaign at $18,708.95 (pending update after the new voter list is finalized).
Here is a link to the guidance document from the Province of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/document/2022-candidates-guide-ontario-municipal-council-and-school-board-elections/campaign#section-1