Who Can be a Registered Third Party?

​Section 88.6 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 states:

Only the following persons and entities are eligible to file a notice of registration to be a third party advertiser:

  • 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

The following persons and entities are not eligible to file a notice of registration:

  • a nominated candidate
  • a federal political party registered under the Canada Elections Act (Canada) 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