Elections Canada

Elections Canada

February 29, 2008 15:39 ET

Elections Canada Releases Election Expenses Limits for Registered Political Parties

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 29, 2008) - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, today released the election expenses limits for registered political parties in the by-elections of Monday, March 17, 2008, in the electoral districts of Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River (Saskatchewan), Toronto Centre (Ontario), Vancouver Quadra (British Columbia) and Willowdale (Ontario). The limits are based on the number of names on the preliminary lists of electors for those electoral districts in which the party has a confirmed candidate.

According to subsection 422(1) of the Canada Elections Act, the maximum amount allowed for election expenses of a registered political party for an election is the product of $0.70 multiplied by the number of names on the preliminary lists of electors or by the number of names on the revised lists of electors, whichever is greater, for electoral districts for which a registered political party has a confirmed candidate. This amount is then adjusted for inflation.

The election expenses limits for the registered political parties for the by-elections are as follows:



Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada $73,588.21
Canadian Action Party $145,178.85
Conservative Party of Canada $258,479.64
Green Party of Canada $258,479.64
Liberal Party of Canada $258,479.64
neorhino.ca $71,590.65
New Democratic Party $258,479.64


Final election expenses limits will be published on Monday, March 10, 2008.

Additional information on election expenses limits is available at www.elections.ca.

Federal by-elections will be held in Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River, Toronto Centre, Vancouver Quadra and Willowdale on Monday, March 17, 2008.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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