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DONATION Rules

New rules when it comes to contributing to municipal candidates in Ontario:

  • Corporations and trade unions are not permitted to make contributions.
  • Contributions may only be made by individuals who reside in Ontario.
  • Contributions must be made from the contributor’s own funds.
  • An individual may contribute a maximum of $1200 to a candidate.
  • The maximum total amount that a contributor can give to candidates in the same jurisdiction (i.e. running for the same council or the same school board) is $5000.
  • Groups such as clubs, associations or ratepayer’s groups not permitted to make contributions as a group, though members of these groups may make individual contributions from their personal funds as long as they are residents of Ontario.

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Jim Harrison Campaign

Below are a few common Q/A dealing with contributions:

  • Municipal campaign contributuions are NOT tax deductible.
  • Contributions greater than $25 may not be made in cash.
  • See Donation Rules on this webpage.
  • Personal Cheques indicate that it was your personal funds.
  • If a contribution is made from a joint account, it must be clear which person is making the contribution.
  • Make cheques payable to: Jim Harrison Campaign
  • An individual may contribute a maximum of $1200 to a candidate.
  • If the total value of the contributions you’ve made to a candidate is greater than $100, your name and address will be recorded in the candidate’s financial statement. The candidate’s financial statement is a public document.

Easiest way to donate is to come with a personal cheque to our campaign office at
Unit 2 - 31 Quinte St. Trenton, ON K8V 3S7