Elections Canada

Elections Canada

June 05, 2007 17:31 ET

Elections Canada: Liberal Party of Canada Leadership Contestant's Submit Final Campaign Returns

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand announced today that the deadline for Liberal leadership contestants to submit their final campaign returns was midnight June 4, 2007, according to subsection 435.3 (6) of the Canada Elections Act.

This final return discloses all of the contestant's contributions, returned contributions, loans, leadership campaign expenses, transfers and unpaid claims since he or she became a leadership contestant.

The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada may grant an extension if an application is made before the statutory deadline, in accordance with section 435.38 of the Act. The following table outlines the status of the returns by contestant:



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Status of Contestant's Leadership Campaign Return

Original statutory filing date: June 4, 2007
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Liberal party - Contest period: April 7 to December 3, 2006
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Contestant Status of final return
or date of extension granted
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Bennett, Carolyn July 4, 2007
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Bevilacqua, Maurizio July 4, 2007
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Brison, Scott July 4, 2007
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Dion, Stephane Submitted
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Dryden, Ken July 4, 2007
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Findlay, Martha Hall July 4, 2007
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Fry, Hedy July 23, 2007
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Ignatieff, Michael July 4, 2007
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Kennedy, Gerard Submitted
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Rae, Robert Keith Submitted
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Volpe, Joseph July 4, 2007
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The Liberal contestant's leadership final campaign returns will be posted on Elections Canada's Web site at www.elections.ca within the next few days.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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