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2011 Departmental Performance Report

Federal Political Contributions and Estimated Tax Credits Claimed

Number of Contributions
  1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004* 2005* 2006* 2007* 2008* 2009**
Registered political parties 173,304 168,369 404,780 105,447 167,971 162,395 130,328 172,409 179,193 172,843 201,253 181,622
Candidates - - 109,155 - - - 106,705 53,610 37,708 805 62,661 816
Nomination contestants - - - - - - 6,616 1,306 77 1,916 758 1,299
Leadership contestants - - - - - - 274 - 10,391 2,289 5,574 2,829
Registered associations - - - - - - 91,083 117,549 63,519 80,668 93,819 96,440
Total 173,304 168,369 513,935 105,447 167,971 162,395 335,006 344,874 290,888 258,521 364,065 283,006

 

Value of Contributions
($ thousands)
  1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004* 2005* 2006* 2007* 2008* 2009**
Registered political parties 31,935 34,194 57,100 31,540 30,440 48,389 22,434 32,935 33,816 27,558 35,617 33,278
Candidates - - 41,392 - - - 21,227 12,674 8,892 153 13,184 187
Nomination contestants - - - - - - 1,905 388 44 430 139 267
Leadership contestants - - - - - - 11 - 6,889 705 2,076 1,073
Registered associations - - - - - - 12,508 15,673 9,725 10,779 14,356 12,773
Total 31,935 34,194 98,492 31,540 30,440 48,389 58,085 61,670 59,365 39,625 65,372 47,578

* As a result of the implementation of Bill C-24 in 2004, contributions made to political entities were limited.

This explains the decrease in number and value from the 2000 election.

** As of June 7, 2011.