Town of Canmore

Election - Third Party Advertising

The regulation of third party advertising during municipal and school board elections has changed significantly with recent amendments to the Local Authorities Election Act. Anyone other than a candidate who is intending to spend $1,000 or more on election advertising is strongly encouraged to read Part 8 of the Local Authorities Election and seek legal advice to understand the full extent of their obligations. For more information:

Third Party Advertisers
A Third Party Advertiser (TPA) is an individual, corporation, or group who promotes or opposes a municipal or school board candidate through election advertising.

TPAs can take part in election advertising from May 1 to October 18, 2021.  Please remember that campaigning and advertising is not permitted in voting stations. 

All TPAs who incur or intend to incur expenses or contributions of at least $1,000 must register with their local municipality.  If a TPA intends to advertise in more than 10 jurisdictions, then they must register with the Provincial Registrar at Municipal Affairs. 

Registering as a Third Party Advertiser
To register with the Town of Canmore as a TPA, download and complete Form 27: Registration of a Third Party below and submit it to the Town of Canmore Election Office, 902 7 Avenue, T1W 3K1 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To register with the Provincial Registrar (required only if TPA intends to advertise in more than 10 jurisdictions):

  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone 780-427-2225 (dial 310-0000 for toll free service for Alberta callers)

All registered TPAs are required to file Form 28: Third Party Advertising Contribution Statement no later that March 1, 2022.  TPAs who do not meet this deadline will incur penalties as of March 2, 2022.

Third Party Advertiser Registry
A list of registered TPAs will be published here once the election advertising period begins. 

 

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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