Third Party Advertising

A third party advertiser is any individual, corporation or trade union that causes an election campaign advertisement to appear. 

A third party advertiser who plans to advertise in Oakville is required to register with the Town Clerk of the Town of Oakville prior to incurring any expenses.

A third party advertisement is a message in any medium (billboard, newspaper, radio, etc.) that supports or opposes a candidate or a “yes” or “no” vote on a question on the ballot. Third party advertising does not include issues-based advertising so groups that do public outreach can continue their issued-based advocacy work throughout the municipal election period.

1000338294 Ontario Inc.

Campaign Life Coalition
2-157 Catherine Street North, Hamilton ON, L8L 4S4

Only the following persons and entities are eligible to file a notice of registration:

  • An individual who is normally resident in Ontario
  • A corporation that carries on business in Ontario
  • A trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario

The campaign period begins on the day the individual, corporation or trade union registers with the municipality and ends on December 31 in the case of a regular election.

Registered third parties must identify themselves and provide mandatory information on all advertising.

Third party advertisements must contain the following information:

  • Name of the registered third party advertiser;
  • Municipality where the third party advertiser is registered; and
  • Telephone number, mailing address or email address at which the registered third part advertiser may be contacted regarding the advertisement.

A contribution shall not be made to or accepted by an individual, corporation or trade union in relation to third party advertisements that appear during an election in a municipality, or made to or accepted by an individual acting under his, her or its direction, unless the individual, corporation or trade union is a registered third party in relation to the election in the municipality.

No contribution shall be made to or accepted outside the campaign period.