An electoral district association is defined as an association of members of a political party in an electoral district. An association has to register with Elections Canada if it wants to perform financial tasks such as:
- accepting contributions
- issuing tax receipts, once it has written authorization from the party leader
- transferring funds, property or services to other political entities (see the transfer restrictions later in this chapter)
- accepting surplus funds from a nomination contestant (if the association held the contest), from a candidate in the same electoral district or from a leadership contestant
A registered party can have at most one registered association in an electoral district.
The Markham Greens has an Electoral District Association for Markham-Unionville and Markham-Stouffville so that we are better positioned to elect a Green Member of Parliament in our ridings.