Welcome to our searchable database on financial reporting. This database includes information extracted from financial reports of candidates in an election, leadership contestants, nomination contestants, registered electoral district associations, and registered political parties.
We have taken great care to transcribe the data accurately. However, if an error is reported, we will correct it when we next update the files.
The search tools on our Web site were developed for the convenience of the user because the source documents present information in different formats, and some of the source documents are voluminous. Elections Canada's search engines are programmed to compile financial and other information from various databases. However, these utilities have certain limitations. If a result appears incorrect when using these tools or if you experience technical difficulties, please contact Elections Canada. Our software is continuously being improved based on your comments.
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Candidate's Electoral Campaign Return
Available each electoral event from 1993 to present
Candidate's Statement of Surplus
Available each electoral event from Dec. 18, 2015 to present
Contestant's Leadership Campaign Return
Available each leadership contest from 2004 to present*
Contestant's Weekly Leadership Campaign Return
Available each week, during the last four weeks of the contest from 2007 to present
Contestant's Nomination Campaign Return
Available each nomination contest from 2004 to present*
Contestant's Statement of Surplus
Available each nomination contest from Dec. 19, 2014 to present
Registered Association Financial Transactions Return
Available yearly from 2004 to present*
Registered Association Statement of Assets and Liabilities
Available each new registration from 2004 to present
Registered Party Financial Transactions Return
Available yearly from 1993 to present
Registered Party Financial Transactions Quarterly Return
Available quarterly from 2005 to present*
Registered Party Return in Respect of General Election Expenses
Available each general election from 2004 to present
* Financial reporting was not required under the Canada Elections Act prior
** Conservative Party of Canada – 2004 fiscal period
On December 7, 2003, the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada merged to form the Conservative Party of Canada. When two registered parties merge, the Act requires each party to file a final return with Elections Canada for the fiscal period up to the date of the merger.
On June 7, 2004, the two merging parties filed final fiscal returns covering the period from January 1, 2003, to December 6, 2003. The data for the period from December 7 to December 31, 2003, were reported in the 2004 fiscal return filed by the newly formed Conservative Party of Canada.
The data for this period are provided under the year 2003.
*** For contestants participating in Nomination Contests that started in 2006 and ended in 2007, please search within the 2004 to 2006 data. Contests that bridge versions of the act are reported using the older legislation's forms.