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:
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-
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
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