2015 Canadian Federal Election

 

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FDFA Member Store Riding MP Listing – New 2015/2016

FDFA Post Federal Election Overview


 

How can you become involved in the Federal Election? What are the Industry Key Messages and and recommended steps to participate:

Tourism Industry of Canada (TIAC) Election Kit for FDFA Members

This Election Kit includes the following information:

  1. Canadian Tourism Issues at a Glance
  2. How to organize an all candidate event in your community
  3. Canadian Tourism Statistics
  4. Current Federal and Regional Political Positions/Issues
  5. Template letter to send to Political candidates in your riding regarding Tourism
  6. Election Canada Resource Guide to source your candidate information i.e. emails, addresses

Retail Council of Canada (RCC) Election Toolkit

When and how should you speak to a political candidate in your riding?

Your local and federal candidates will be holding meetings (town hall meetings) during the campaign period. The National Chamber of Commerce is hosting the national community town hall meetings, and the FDFA has requested a listing of these meetings. Once we receive the final town hall schedules, we will send to the FDFA members and encourage our members to attend your respective town hall meeting (should one be hosted in your area) and encourage you to make your voice heard. We also encourage you to attend local campaign events such as barbecue’s or campaign functions to introduce yourself to candidates and explain who you are and the importance of your duty free store to your community. You can also request one on one meetings with local candidates.

How can you contribute to campaigns:

You can contribute multiple times both to the association party and to the federal candidate of your choice. For example, you can contribute now to your registered party association i.e. Ottawa Conservative party association and then once again to the Federal Election candidate campaign. You can contribute to multiple candidates during the campaign i.e. you could hypothetically contribute to Trudeau and Harper – not just one candidate. However, there are limitations and strict rules on campaign contributions, so please note the limitation chart below.

Election Contribution Tax Breaks:

For information on tax breaks for contributions to a federal party or a candidate: Contributions to a Registered Party, a Registered Association or to a Candidate at a Federal Election’

Contribution limits as of January 1, 2015

 Limits on Contributions, Loans and Loan Guarantees

Political entity

2015 Annual limit

Limit per election called between Jan. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2015

To each registered party

$1,500*

n/a

In total to all the registered associations, nomination contestants and candidates of each registered party

$1,500*

n/a

In total to all leadership contestants in a particular contest

$1,500*

n/a

To each independent candidate

n/a

$1,500*

Notes

  • The contribution limits apply to: total contributions, the unpaid balance of loans made during the contribution period and the amount of any loan guarantees made during the contribution period that an individual is still liable for. The sum of these three amounts cannot at any time exceed the contribution limit.
  • A nomination contestant is permitted to give an additional $1,000 in total per contest in contributions, loans and loan guarantees to his or her own campaign.
  • A candidate is permitted to give a total of $5,000 in contributions, loans and loan guarantees to his or her campaign.
  • A candidate is also permitted to give an additional $1,500 in total per year in contributions, loans and loan guarantees to other candidates, registered associations and nomination contestants of each party. (This includes contributions to the registered association in the candidate’s electoral district and contributions to the candidate’s own nomination campaign.)
  • A leadership contestant is permitted to give a total of $25,000 in contributions, loans and loan guarantees to his or her campaign.
  • A leadership contestant is also permitted to give an additional $1,500 in total per year in contributions, loans and loan guarantees to other leadership contestants.

* The limits will increase by $25 on January 1st in each subsequent year.

Election Debates:
To replay the National Leaders Debate aired August 6th, 2015 click here

If you have questions on the information above, please contact Laurie Karson at 613-233-1946 or lkarson@fdfa.ca