Elections Canada

Elections Canada

November 03, 2005 09:34 ET

Elections Canada: Registered Political Parties Submit Third Quarter Financial Returns For 2005

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 3, 2005) - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Jean-Pierre Kingsley, announced today that the registered party third 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 October 31, 2005. The third quarter financial transactions returns cover the period from July to September 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 periods from January to June 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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