Third Party Advertising

The Municipal Elections Act includes rules for third party advertising. A third party advertisement is any ad that promotes, supports or opposes a candidate in an election.

If a person, corporation or trade union intends to spend money between May 2, 2022, and election day on advertisements or other materials that support, promote or oppose a candidate in the municipal election, or a question on the ballot, they are required to register as a third party advertiser with the City Clerk.

Becoming a Third Party Advertiser

Information Sessions

The City hosted two virtual information sessions for all prospective candidates and third-party advertisers to learn more about the nomination and registration process. Anyone interested in running in the 2022 Municipal Election for Mayor, Council member or school board trustee or registering as a third-party advertiser was invited to attend the following information sessions.

WhenSession Details
Wed. April 27, at 6pmThe session covered City of Barrie policies, procedures, and by-law information pertaining to prospective candidates and the third-party advertiser registration process. View the presentation (PDF) and/or read the questions and answers (PDF) from the session.
Wed. June 15, at 6pmThe Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) reviewed the Municipal Elections Act and provide information on becoming a candidate or third-party advertiser in a municipal election. View the presentation (PDF).

Registered Third Party Advertisers

The registration period for a third party advertiser for the 2022 Municipal Election is between May 2, 2022 to October 21, 2022. Once registered, details will be contained in the table below.

NameDate RegisteredContact Information

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