Campaign Donations & Get a Rebate

My fellow citizens,

I would very much appreciate your financial support to assist me in running a successful election campaign.

Who is and is not allowed to contribute?

  • As per city bylaws, only residents of Manitoba may contribute to a civic election campaign.
  • Individuals residing outside of Manitoba are not allowed to make financial contributions.
  • Businesses and unions are not allowed to make financial contributions.
  • Please note that contributions are not tax deductible.

What is the deadline to make a contribution?

You have until March 2019 to make donations. You are able to make multiple donations over a period of time up to a total of $750.00.

City of Winnipeg Rebate Program

The City of Winnipeg offers a very generous election rebate program. Donations from a minimum of $25.00 to a maximum of $750.00 towards councillor candidates are eligible for rebate.

Calculation of Rebate from City of Winnipeg
Rebates are calculated as follows:

• For total contributions between $25.00 and $300.00, the rebate is 75% of the
contribution

• For total contributions between $301.00 and $1,000.00, the rebate is $225.00 plus
50% of the difference between the contribution and $300.00

The following chart gives you a value of what the contributor’s actual cost is.

Contribution to Candidate Amount of Rebate Actual cost to You
less than $25.00 $0.00  full amount up to $25.00
$ 25.00 $ 18.75 $ 6.25
$ 35.00 $ 26.25 $ 8.75
$ 45.00 $ 33.75 $ 11.25
$ 50.00 $ 37.50 $ 12.50
$ 75.00 $ 56.25 $ 18.75
$ 100.00 $ 75.00 $ 25.00
$ 125.00 $ 93.75 $ 31.25
$ 150.00 $ 112.50 $ 37.50
$ 175.00 $ 131.25 $ 43.75
$ 200.00 $ 150.00 $ 50.00
$ 225.00 $ 168.75 $ 56.25
$ 250.00 $ 187.50 $ 62.50
$ 275.00 $ 206.25 $ 68.75
$ 300.00 $ 225.00 $ 75.00
$ 325.00 $ 237.50 $ 87.50
$ 350.00 $ 250.00 $ 100.00
$ 400.00 $ 275.00 $ 125.00
$ 450.00 $ 300.00 $ 150.00
$ 500.00 $ 325.00 $ 175.00
$ 550.00 $ 350.00 $ 200.00
$ 600.00 $ 375.00 $ 225.00
$ 650.00 $ 400.00 $ 250.00
$ 700.00 $ 425.00 $ 275.00
$ 750.00 $ 450.00 $ 300.00

You can chose any amount to donate, the chart just gives you an idea of the rebate amounts.

How do I get my rebate?

We will fill out a form in triplicate and you will receive your white paper copy. You submit this copy to the City of Winnipeg for processing.  Based upon the election timelines and audit, you will receive your rebate in approximately August 2019.

How to Donate

Cheque or cash:  Please contact our official Agent, Marc Gautron at 204-272-9555 or email VoteMichaelTAgent@shaw.ca to make arrangements for collection.

PayPal: Please click the link below and simply adjust the numerical value to the amount that you would like to donate.

PayPal.Me/VoteMichaelThompson/25

Interac E-Transfer: Can be sent to Michael Thompson via email at VoteMichaelTAgent@shaw.ca or by text message to 204-272-9555.

Thank you for donating to my campaign. We will be posting the names of donors on our election website. If you would prefer to be an anonymous donor please let us know.  Our team will follow up with you regarding the rebate forms if needed.

If you have any questions or require assistance please email our official Agent Marc Gautron at VoteMichaelTAgent@shaw.ca or call 204-272-9555.

Thank you,

Michael Thompson