LOCAL GOV    ELECTION INFORMATION - Campaign Expenses and Contributions By-law
 
 
Rural Municipality of Reynolds
P.O. Box 46
Hadashville, Manitoba
R0E 0X0
Phone: (204) 426-5305
Fax: (204) 426-5552




 
 

THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF REYNOLDS

 

By-law No. 03/2010

 
BEING A BY-LAW OF THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF REYNOLDSTO ESTABLISH CAMPAIGN EXPENSES AND CONTRIBUTIONS

 

WHEREAS under section 93.2 of the MunicipalAct a municipality must pass a by-law prescribing certain matters concerning campaign expenses and contributions in connection with municipal elections.

 

NOW THEREFORE THE COUNCIL of the Rural Municipality of Reynolds enacts as a by-law the following:

 

INTERPRETATION

 

1.1       Terms in this by-law have the meanings ascribed to them in The Municipal Act. 

 

1.2       References to sections in this by-law are to provisions in The Municipal Act.

 

REGISTRATION OF PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES

 

2.1       An individual applying to be a registered candidate under section 93.3 must complete the registration form provided by the Senior Election Official.

 

CAMPAIGN EXPENSE LIMIT

 

3.1       The limit to campaign expenses that may be incurred by   
            registered candidates shall be
     (a)        for head of council, $ 6,000.00; and
     (b)        for councillor, $ 4,000.00.

 

PORTIONING OF INCOME FROM FUND-RAISING EVENT

 

4.1       In this section, "fund-raising event" means events or activities held
            for the purpose of raising funds for the registered candidate by
            whom or on whose behalf the event is held. 

 

4.2       A fund-raising event held by or on behalf of a registered candidate
            shall be held only during the campaign period.

 

4.3       The total revenue received and the total costs incurred for a fund-
            raising event shall be recorded and included in Part B of the
            registered candidate's election finance statement.
 
4.4       The net income made at a fund-raising event shall be considered a
            contribution and expenses incurred in holding a fund-raising event
            shall be excluded from the campaign expense limitation.  Net
            income is calculated by deducting fund-raising costs from fund-
            raising revenue.
 
4.5       Notwithstanding 4.4, a monetary contribution that is more than
            $10.00 from an individual into a general collection at a fund-
            raising event must be considered a contribution as per section
            93.6 (2) of The Municipal Act, be recorded and reported in
            accordance with 93.12(1), and be excluded from the fund-raising
            event revenue.
 
ELECTION FINANCE STATEMENTS
 
5.1       The election finance statement shall be in the form set out in
            Schedule A to this by-law.  Registered candidates must keep
            records of contributions received, campaign expenses incurred and
            loans obtained in a manner that facilitates the filing and
            reconciliation of the election finance statement.
 

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5.2       Registered candidates must retain for not less than two years after
            the election, as per section 93.11(e), copies of receipts, bank
            statements, cheques and any other documents on which the
            election finance statement is based.

 

5.3       The date by which the election finance statement under section
            93.12(1) must be filed is:

 

(a)        May 25, 2011 for the 2010 general election; and

 

(b)        in each general election or by-election after that, 210 days
            after Election Day.

 

5.4       A request by the Chief Administrative Officer to file a further
            election finance statement under section 93.12(2) must be made
            within 30 days of the filing of the election finance statement.

 

5.5       The date by which a further election finance statement requested
            by the Chief Administrative Officer under section 93.12(2) must
            be filed is 30 days after the request is received.

 

5.9       After a registered candidate files his or her election finance
            statement with the Chief Administrative Officer the statement shall
            be open to inspection by any person during regular office
            hours, and a copy shall be provided on payment of the
            municipality’s current photocopy fee.

 

DONE AND PASSED, in Manitoba this 9th day of March 2010.

 

 

                                                

Donna Shandroski, Reeve

                                                

 Holly Krysko Chief Administrative Officer

 

 

                                                                                   

Read a first time this 23rd day of February, 2010                           Resolution No. 66 / 2010

 

Read a second time this 9th day of March, 2010                            Resolution No. 91 / 2010

 

Read a third time this 9th day of March, 2010                                Resolution No. 92 /2010