Update to Political Content policy (October 2020)

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Google is updating its Political content policy to disallow political advertising in Canada during regulated election periods.

In Canada, the following is not allowed on Google platforms during an election period regulated by the Canada Elections Act.

 Ads that feature a federal political party,  leader of a federal political party, or current member or candidate (including nomination contestant) for member of the Parliament of Canada.

 Ads that feature an issue with which a federal political party, current member of or candidate for member of the Parliament of Canada is associated. 

Note: This policy does not apply to ads run by news organizations to promote their news coverage of an election.

Violations of this policy will not lead to immediate account suspension without prior warning. A warning will be issued, at least 7 days, prior to any suspension of your account.

Please review this policy update to determine whether or not any of your ads fall in scope of the policy, and if so, remove those ads.


(Posted on October, 2020)

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