Elections Canada

Elections Canada

July 04, 2011 16:50 ET

Registered Political Parties Submit 2010 Financial Returns

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 4, 2011) -

• The deadline for registered parties to file financial transactions returns for 2010 was midnight, June 30, 2011. These returns are reports on contributions, loans, transfers, by-election expenses and unpaid claims. Party financial statements are also included with the returns.

• The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada may grant a deadline extension if a political party applies for one before the statutory deadline. As of June 30, 2011, the following political parties have applied for and been granted an extension:

-- Canadian Action Party

-- Christian Heritage Party of Canada

-- First Peoples National Party of Canada

-- Libertarian Party of Canada

-- Marijuana Party

-- New Democratic Party

-- Progressive Canadian Party

-- Rhinoceros Party

• As soon as possible after they are received, Elections Canada posts the returns for 2010 in a searchable database at www.elections.ca.

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