July 20, 2005 16:54 ET

Elections Canada: Registered Parties' 2004 Fiscal Returns now On-Line

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 20, 2005) - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Jean-Pierre Kingsley, announced today that the registered party financial transactions returns received for the year 2004 are now available on the Elections Canada Web site. Registered parties must submit the returns within six months of the end of each calendar year, in accordance with subsection 424(4) of the Canada Elections Act.

The Christian Heritage Party of Canada, the Green Party of Canada, the Liberal Party of Canada and the Libertarian Party of Canada have applied for and have been granted an extension, with a new filing deadline of September 30, 2005, for the Green Party and a deadline of August 2, 2005, for the other three parties. These returns will be published as soon as they are received and the data is captured.

The fiscal returns are posted at - Election Financing - Contributions and Expenses (database).

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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