Elections Canada

Elections Canada

November 14, 2006 13:02 ET

Elections Canada: First Weekly Campaign Return for 2006 Liberal Leadership Contest Now On-Line

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 14, 2006) - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Jean-Pierre Kingsley, announced today that the first of four weekly campaign returns for the Liberal leadership contest is now available on the Elections Canada Web site.

Under section 435.31 of the Canada Elections Act, the first weekly return covers the period beginning on the first day of the leadership contest and ending on the day that is four weeks before the end of the contest. After that, a weekly return is required for each of the next three weeks. The financial agent of a leadership contestant must provide the Chief Electoral Officer with the weekly return no later than one week after the end of the period in question.

The returns are posted at www.elections.ca - Election Financing - Leadership Contestants - Leadership Contests - Leadership Contestant's Weekly Campaign Returns.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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