ALBERTA REGULATION 36/2019
FILED ON February 27, 2019
MINISTERIAL ORDER NO. MSL:004/19
I, Shaye Anderson, Minister of Municipal Affairs, pursuant to Section 147.91(1)(b) of the Local Authorities Election Act, make the Deficit Elimination Transitional Regulation as set out in the attached Appendix.
Dated at Edmonton, Alberta, this 20th day of February, 2019.
Minister of Municipal Affairs
Local Authorities Election Act
DEFICIT ELIMINATION TRANSITIONAL REGULATION
Table of Contents
2 Deficit elimination
3 Limitation on contributions
4 Contributions exceeding deficit
5 Amended disclosure statement
1 In this Regulation,
(a) "candidate" means a candidate for election as a municipal councillor in the general election that occurred in 2017 and in any other election that occurred after that general election and before December 11, 2018;
(b) "deficit elimination period'' means the period of time from the date of the coming into force of this Regulation up to and including December 31, 2020;
(c) "transitional deficit'' means a deficit referred to in section 2.
2 If a candidate’s disclosure statement from the candidate’s most recent election campaign shows a campaign deficit, the candidate may accept or make a contribution for the purpose of eliminating the deficit if the candidate complies with the requirements of this Regulation.
Limitation on contributions
3(1) An individual ordinarily resident in Alberta may contribute up to S4000, in the aggregate, to candidates during the deficit elimination period.
(2) Any amount paid by a candidate from the candidate's own funds for the purpose of eliminating a transitional deficit during the deficit elimination period is a contribution and is subject to the
limit prescribed by subsection (1).
Contributions exceeding deficit
4 If the amount of the contributions accepted in accordance with this Regulation by a candidate or a person acting on behalf of a candidate exceeds, in the aggregate, the amount of the transitional deficit, the candidate or the person acting on behalf of the
candidate shall pay the amount of the surplus to a registered charity or to the candidate’s municipality.
Amended disclosure statement
5 A candidate who accepts or makes a contribution to eliminate a transitional deficit in accordance with this Regulation shall, on or before December 31, 2020, file with the secretary of the candidate's municipality an amended disclosure statement which must include
(a) the total amount of the transitional deficit.
(b) the total amount of all contributions received during the deficit elimination period that did not exceed $50 in the aggregate from any single contributor,
(c) the total amount contributed, together with the contributor's name and address, for each contributor
whose contributions during the deficit elimination period exceeded $50 in the aggregate, and
(d) the total amount paid by the candidate out of the candidate’s own funds for the purpose of eliminating the transitional deficit during the deficit elimination period.
6 This Regulation expires on December 31, 2020.