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Laws in Ontario have changed significantly with respect to election financing.

Corporations and trade unions are not eligible to contribute to municipal election campaigns. This includes all council and school board elections. Corporations and trade unions can be third party advertisers and make contributions to third party advertisers.

Individuals may contribute a maximum of $1,200 to a single candidate ($2,500 to a mayoral candidate in the City of Toronto). This amount includes the value of any goods or services donated to the campaign. You may not contribute more than $5,000 in total to candidates running for of! ces on the same council or school board.

Contributions greater than $25 may not 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.

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