Election Canvassing – 2021

September 2021

Politicians running for election in federal, provincial or municipal elections have the right to canvas on condominium corporation property during election periods.

Section 118 of the Condo Act allows election candidates to canvas on condominium corporation property.

The Canada Elections Act allows canvassing from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.

The Canada Elections Act states ”no condominium corporation or any of its agents may prohibit the owner of a condominium unit from displaying election advertising posters on the premises of his or her unit.”  There is no mention of access to common areas for posting posters or signs.

FederalCanada Elections Act
Permits canvassing between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. unless well-being of residents is at risk.Condo Act
Reasonable access to property must be permitted.

Canada Elections Act
Allows owners to post signs on units allowing conditions on size and type.

Condo Act
May prohibit signs on common elements if in declaration or rules.