Specified Fundraising Functions

A specified fundraising function is:

  • attended by a prominent attendee, specifically a leader of a major political party, a parliamentary secretary, or member of the Executive Council of British Columbia (i.e. Cabinet), and
  • held to raise funds for a major political party or candidate, nomination contestant, leadership contestant or constituency association representing a major political party.

A major political party is one that is eligible to appoint a representative on the Election Advisory Committee established by section 14 of the Election Act.

Details about specified fundraising functions must be reported both before and after the function, and must be published by Elections BC.

At least seven days before the function, the host must report to Elections BC the date, time, location, ticket price and names of any prominent attendees.

Within 60 days after the function, the financial agent must report to Elections BC the number of tickets sold, any contributions raised from the function, and the names of prominent attendees at the function.

If an individual or organization hosts a specified fundraising function on behalf of a major political party or candidate, nomination contestant, leadership contestant or constituency association representing a major political party, the host must provide the financial agent all details of the function, including contribution information, within 30 days after the function.

When a specified fundraising function is held at a private residence:

  • the address and the name of the resident must be reported to Elections BC (this information is not publically available),
  • the individual ticket price must be $100 or less, and
  • political contributions, other than those resulting from ticket sales, must not be accepted in relation to the function.

The specified fundraising function reports filed with Elections BC are shown in the table below.