can be made online
Election campaigns are costly to run. Candidate contributions to their own campaigns are now limited by the new Municipal Elections Act. Contributions are greatly appreciated and could be eligible for the City’s rebate program.
Contributions can be made online or by personal cheque. Details are below.
If you are not able to make a financial contribution, please consider volunteering some time to my campaign.
Don Hamilton Campaign Contribution
To receive a rebate:
- Contributors must be individual residents in Ontario.
- Contribution must be in the form of cash, cheque, money order or credit card.
- Corporations or Trade Unions may NOT contribute to a candidate’s campaign.
- Contributors must apply to the City for the rebate using the prescribed form and within the designated time frame.
- Contributors may donate up to $1,200 to one or more candidates but the maximum rebate to any one contributor will not exceed $350 in total.
- A contributor shall not make contributions exceeding a total of $5,000 to candidates for office on the same Council.
- A rebate will be issued no earlier than the end of June 2019, providing there is no contravention of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 by either the candidate or contributor and that deadline was met.
|Contribution to Candidate’s Campaign||Formula to Calculate Rebate|
|$50 — $300||75% of contribution to a maximum contribution rebate of $225|
|$301 — $550||$225 plus 50% of contribution between $301 — $550 to a maximum contribution rebate of $350|
|$551 — $1,200||A $350 contribution rebate is issued|
If a contributor makes a contribution of over $100.00, their name and address must be reported in the candidate’s financial disclosure and will be posted on the City’s website.
Markham Bylaw 2018-17 allows for the payment of a rebate to individuals who make contributions to candidates for Markham Council in the 2018 Municipal Election. Candidates are required to follow the requirements of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and comply with Bylaw 2018-17.