What is the maximum allowed campaign contribution?

There is a $1,200 limit that applies to contributions. If a person makes more than one contribution (for example, contributes money, contributes goods, and purchases a ticket to a fundraising event), the total value of all the contributions cannot exceed $1,200.

The maximum total amount that a contributor can give to candidates in the same jurisdiction (for
example, running for the same council or for the same school board) is $5,000.

Only a contribution that is $25 or less can be made in cash. All contributions above $25 must be
made by cheque, money order, or by a method that clearly shows where the funds came from
(such as certain debit, credit, or electronic transfer transactions).

Note: Contribution receipts are NOT tax receipts. Contributions to municipal council and school
board campaigns cannot be credited against provincial or federal income taxes.

How can I donate?

You can either use PayPal, Interac e-Transfer, or if you would prefer to donate by cheque, please send us an email at larry@larrypattison.ca and we can make arrangements to pick up the check.

Please provide your name, full address, & email where a receipt can be sent. You can send e-Transfers to larry@larrypattison.ca.

Who can make a contribution?

You must be a resident of Ontario. Corporations and trade unions are NOT permitted to make contributions to candidates.

Groups such as clubs, associations, or ratepayer’s groups are not eligible to make contributions.
The members of these groups may make individual contributions from their personal funds (as
long as they are residents of Ontario).

Who cannot make a contribution?

The following individuals and organizations are not permitted to make contributions to municipal council and school board campaigns:

• a corporation
• a trade union
• an individual who is not normally a resident in Ontario
• a federal political party, constituency association, or a registered candidate in a federal
• a provincial political party, constituency association, or a registered candidate or
leadership contestant
• a federal or provincial government, a municipality, or a school board

More information on campaign contribution rules can be found on Ontario.ca