This page is for people who wish to make a contribution to a specific part of the Green Party of Nova Scotia's activities. In general, donors cannot limit their donations narrowly (cannot require that it be spent on purchasing a specific item, for example). However, donors can specify that their donation be spent in a specific Electoral District or Region. The GPNS will do its best to spend the money in that District / Region.
However, if for some reason the money simply cannot be spent in the way you specify (for example, if you direct your donation to an Electoral District, but there ends up being no candidate in that District), then the GPNS cannot refund the money, and it will be directed to the GPNS's general fund. In order to make this work, you will need to agree to the information at the bottom of this page (scroll down to see it, then come back and fill out the rest).
GPNS will accept Directed Contributions, which shall be contributions made to GPNS which shall be transferred to a designated electoral district or potential candidate when that electoral district or potential candidate is able to accept contributions under the provisions of the Elections Act.
In the event that a potential candidate for whom a Directed Contribution has been made is not nominated as a candidate for the GPNS in the next general election after the date on which a Directed Contribution for that potential candidate is made, that Directed Contribution will revert to the GPNS for general election purposes. This reversion will take place at midnight of the day that nominations close for the election.
In the event that an electoral district for which a Directed Contribution has been made does not nominate a candidate for the GPNS in the next general election after the date on which a Directed Contribution for that electoral district is made, that Directed Contribution will revert to the GPNS for general election purposes.
This reversion will take place at midnight of the day that nominations close for the election.
To be considered a Directed Contribution, the following conditions must be met:
· a contribution must be made with an explicit request that it be considered a Directed Contribution
· the contribution and request must be acknowledged and accepted by the GPNS
· the contributor must sign and submit an acknowledgement of the conditions under which the Directed Contribution will revert to GPNS before that contribution can be accepted.
The statement of acknowledgement must be witnessed and an electronic or paper copy must be in the possession of the GPNS prior to the contribution being accepted. Furthermore, the document should recite this motion along with the date of its approval by the Executive.
All contributions made under this policy shall comply with the relevant prevailing statutes and regulations of the Elections Act, including but not limited to restrictions on the amount able to be contributed by any individual.
The Province of Nova Scotia restricts political contributions to recognized parties. Only residents of Nova Scotia can contribute to recognized parties. The law limits an individual's total contributions to $5,000 in a calendar year. You will be eligible for a Nova Scotia Income Tax Credit of 75% of the aggregate amount contributed to a maximum of $750; or the amount of the tax payable, whichever is less.
Note: tax receipts are issued annually and will be received early next year.