Elections Canada

Elections Canada

July 02, 2009 15:08 ET

Registered Political Parties Submit 2008 Fiscal Returns

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 2, 2009) -

- The deadline for registered parties to file financial transaction returns for 2008 was midnight, June 30, 2009. These returns are reports on contributions, loans, transfers, by-election expenses and unpaid claims. Party financial statements are also included with the returns.

- The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada may grant a deadline extension if a political party applies for one before the statutory deadline. As of June 30, 2009, the following political parties have applied for and been granted an extension:

- Christian Heritage Party of Canada

- First Peoples National Party of Canada

- Libertarian Party of Canada

- Progressive Canadian Party

- As soon as possible after they are received, Elections Canada posts the returns for 2008 in a searchable database at www.elections.ca.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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