What is a registered third party advertiser?

Under the Act, a registered third party advertiser is an individual, corporation or trade union that has registered with the Clerk of the municipality where they want to advertise. They must register prior to incurring any expenses for the appearance of a third party advertisement.

What is a third party advertisement?

A third party advertisement is a message in any broadcast, print, electronic or other medium that has the purpose of promoting, supporting or opposing a candidate in the election.

They must contain the following information:

  • Name of the registered third party

  • Municipality where the registered third party is registered

  • Telephone number, mailing address or email address at which the registered third party may be contacted regarding the advertisement.

Advertisements may only appear between May 1, 2018 and October 22, 2018 (Election Day)

For further information, visit the Government of Ontario website or contact the Ministry of Municipal Affairs at: mea.info@ontario.ca.