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Third Parties


A third party is a person or group, other than a political party, candidate or constituency association, that promotes or opposes a registered party or a candidate during the 90-day pre-election period or the election period.

In a general election, election communication expense limits for third parties are set at $100,000 for the pre-election period and $25,000 for the election period. For a byelection, the limit is $5,000.

“Election communication” is a communication to the public by any means during a pre-election period or an election period of a message that promotes or opposes a registered party or a candidate, including one that takes a position on an issue with which a registered party or candidate is associated. It includes advertising.

A third party must register with the CEO immediately after having incurred election communication (advertising) expenses of more than $2,500 in the pre-election or election period.

At the beginning of the year after the year in which a fixed date election was held, the limits are adjusted for inflation using CPI (Consume Price Index).

A third party may not accept a contribution from a registered party, candidate or constituency association.

To review election financial statements for third parties, please choose from the links below.

Paper copies are also available for inspection at Elections Manitoba.

email election@elections.mb.ca | phone 204-945-3225 | 1-866-628-6837

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