When a by-election is called there are specific legislative dates that occur. View the Key Dates for each by-election below.

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May 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

Deadline for Filing the Primary Financial Statement by 2 p.m.: All nominated candidates must file their primary financial statement by this date. The statement covers the period from the day the candidate filed their nomination paper until March 30, 2017. A candidate must notify the Clerk, in writing, of any Court extension by 2 p.m.

First day to apply for a compliance audit on a primary financial filing (after 2 p.m.): Any eligible elector in the City of Toronto that believes a candidate may have contravened the Act relating to campaign finances, can apply to the City Clerk’s Office to request a compliance audit.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

30 Day Extension for Primary Financial Filing: Candidates have up to 30 days to file the primary financial statement and pay $500 late filing fee in order for the penalties not to apply.

Notice of Default: All candidates who did not file the primary financial statement will receive a Notice of Default outlining the penalties and the additional 30 day grace period.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (2 p.m.)

Penalties: Last day for candidates to file primary financial statement and pay $500 late filing fee. Penalties will take effect at 2:01 p.m. if the candidate does not file the required financial statement.

July 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

Last Day to Apply for a Compliance Audit on a Primary Financial Statement: Any eligible elector in the City of Toronto that believes a candidate may have contravened the Act relating to campaign finances, can apply to the City Clerk’s Office to request a compliance audit.

September 2017

September 29, 2017

Notice of Financial Filing Requirements and Penalties: A notice will be sent by email to those candidates who extended their campaign. This notice outlines the rules and dates for filing financial statements and penalties incurred for non-compliance

October 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

End of Supplementary Campaign Period: This is the end of the supplementary campaign period ends for candidates who extended their campaign to erase a deficit.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Last Day to Apply to the Court for a Filing Extension (Supplementary Financial Filing): This is the last day for a candidate to apply to the Superior Court of Justice to have their financial filing deadline extended for a maximum of 90 days.

November 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Deadline for Filing the Supplementary Financial Statement by 2 p.m.: Final date for nominated candidates, who extended their campaign, to file their supplementary financial statement. The statement covers the period from the day the candidate filed their nomination paper until October 2, 2017. A candidate must notify the Clerk, in writing, of any Court extension by 2 p.m.

First Day to Apply for a Compliance Audit on a Supplementary Financial Filing (after 2 p.m.): Any eligible elector in the City of Toronto that believes a candidate may have contravened the Act relating to campaign finances, may request a compliance audit.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

30 Day Extension for Supplementary Financial Filing: Candidates have up to 30 days to file the supplementary financial statement and pay $500 late filing fee in order for the penalties not to apply.

Notice of Default: All candidates who did not file the primary financial statement will receive a Notice of Default outlining the penalties and the additional 30 day grace period.

December 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Penalties: Last day for candidates to file primary financial statement and pay $500 late filing fee. Penalties will take effect at 2:01 p.m. if the candidate does not file the required financial statement.

January 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Last Day to Apply for a Compliance Audit on a Supplementary Financial Statement: Any eligible elector in the City of Toronto that believes a candidate may have contravened the Act relating to campaign finances, can apply to the City Clerk’s Office to request a compliance audit.

Deadline for Contribution Rebate Applications (4:30 p.m.)

Final date by which contributors can file their rebate application for contributions made to Council candidates in the 2017 by-election. Candidates should encourage their contributors to mail in the rebate forms as soon as they receive them.

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March 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

End of Supplementary Campaign Period: This is the end of the supplementary campaign period ends for candidates who extended their campaign to erase a deficit.

June 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Last Day to Apply to the Court for a Filing Extension (Supplementary Financial Filing): This is the last day for a candidate to apply to the Ontario Court of Justice to have their financial filing deadline extended for a maximum of 90 days.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Deadline for Filing the Supplementary Financial Statement by 2 p.m.: Final date for nominated candidates, who extended their campaign, to file their supplementary financial statement. The statement covers the period from the day the candidate filed their nomination paper until March 23, 2017. A candidate must notify the Clerk, in writing, of any Court extension by 2:00 p.m. Penalties commence at 2:01 p.m.

First Day to Apply for a Compliance Audit on a Supplementary Financial Filing (after 2 p.m.) Any eligible elector in the City of Toronto that believes a candidate may have contravened the Act relating to campaign finances, may request a compliance audit.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Notice of Default: All candidates who did not file the supplementary financial statement will receive a Notice of Default outlining the penalties.

September 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Last Day to Apply for a Compliance Audit on a Supplementary Financial Statement: Any eligible elector in the City of Toronto that believes a candidate may have contravened the Act relating to campaign finances, can apply to the Toronto District School Board to request a compliance audit.

Deadline for Contribution Rebate Applications (4:30 p.m.)
Final date by which contributors can file their rebate application for contributions made to Council candidates in the 2016 by-election. Candidates should encourage their contributors to mail in the rebate forms as soon as they receive them.