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August 03, 2005 18:20 ET

Elections Canada: Registered Political Parties Submit Second Quarter Financial Returns for 2005

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 3, 2005) - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Jean-Pierre Kingsley, announced today that the registered party second quarter financial transactions returns for 2005 have been filed with Elections Canada.

Under subsection 424.1(1) of the Canada Elections Act, the chief agent of a registered party that is entitled to a quarterly allowance must submit a quarterly return on the party's contributions and transfers to the Chief Electoral Officer within 30 days of the end of the quarter.

The deadline for filing these returns was midnight on August 2, 2005. The second quarter financial transactions returns cover the period from April to June 2005. Under the Act, the returns must include:



- the total contributions received by the registered party and
the number of contributors

- the name and address of each contributor who made
contributions of a total amount of more than $200 to the
registered party, that total amount, as well as the amount of
each such contribution and the date on which it was received
by the party

- the name and address of each contributor who made a
contribution to the party that included a directed
contribution, the amount of the contribution, the amount of
the directed contribution and the date of the receipt of the
contribution

- a statement of the commercial value of goods or services
provided and of funds transferred to the registered party
from any of its registered associations, a candidate, a
leadership contestant or a nomination contestant

- a statement of contributions received by the registered party
but returned in whole or in part to the contributors or
otherwise dealt with in accordance with the Act


Registered party financial transactions quarterly returns covering the period from January to March 2005 have already been made available on the Elections Canada Web site.

The returns will be available for consultation in person at Elections Canada, located at 257 Slater Street in Ottawa. Individuals wishing to do so are asked to make an appointment with Media Relations at Elections Canada by calling 1 877 877-9515.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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