When Should I Complain?
The Commissioner of Canada Elections encourages anyone who believes an offence has been committed under the Act to contact the office. Individuals who wish to submit a complaint are urged to do so as soon as possible following the alleged offence and should provide as much detail as possible to support their allegation, including any supporting documents.
Under his mandate, the Commissioner can only address complaints related to federal elections. For this reason, the Commissioner cannot pursue complaints related to electoral events in other jurisdictions.
To assist you in the complaint process, please select a category that best describes your issue.
- Advertising (includes campaign signs)
- Automated Messages
- Campaign Expenses – Financial Reports and Returns
- Campaigning in public places
- Candidates on Polling Day
- Fake News / Disinformation
- False Statements
- Foreign Interference
- Signs on Private Property
- Status of Members of Parliament
- Time off work to vote
- Transmitting Results on Election Day
- Unsolicited Communications from Political Parties
- Use of MP Office Signs