Third Party Advertisers
Third Party Advertiser Information
A Third Party Advertiser (TPA) is an individual, corporation, or trade union that has registered with the municipality in order to publish advertisements during the municipal election in support of or in opposition to a candidate.
Registration - Third Party Advertisers
An individual, corporation, or trade union may file with the Town Clerk a notice of registration to be a registered third party for the election between May 2, 2022 and October 21, 2022 during regular business hours (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.). The notice must be filed in the prescribed form and must include a declaration of qualification signed by the individual or by a representative of the corporation or trade union, as the case may be.
If a registration is submitted by an agent who is acting on behalf of an individual who wishes to register as a Third Party Advertiser, a letter must be provided at the time of registration which authorizes the agent to register on their behalf. The letter must be signed by the third party advertiser and commissioned or notarized by a person authorized under the Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act or Notaries Act.
Third party advertisers are encouraged to book an appointment to submit their registration. To book an appointment, contact the Clerk's division by email at email@example.com.
Until the Town Clerk certifies your registration, a Third Party Advertiser may not incur campaign expenses, accept contributions or begin advertising.
Third Party Eligibility
Only the following persons and entities are eligible to file a notice of registration:
- An individual who is normally resident in Ontario.
- A corporation that carries on business in Ontario.
- A trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario.
- A candidate whose nomination has been filed under Section 33 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.
- A federal political party registered under the Canada Elections Act or any federal constituency association or registered candidate at a federal election endorsed by that party.
- A provincial political party, constituency association, registered candidate or leadership contestant registered under the Election Finances Act.
- The Crown in right of Canada or Ontario, a municipality or local board.