Access to information
In order to prepare the best possible estimates of the financial cost of an election campaign proposal, the PBO may request assistance from a government department. To ensure the confidentiality of the requests made by political parties and timely access to information, cooperation agreements, or Memorandum’s of Understanding (MOUs), have been signed with participating federal departments.
The MOUs contain specific protocols that require strict confidentiality to be respected by all those involved.
Listed below are the MOUs, as signed by the PBO and the participating federal departments.