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Leadership Contestant's Registration Reports

Liberal Party of Canada (November 14, 2008, to May 2, 2009)

New rules for contestants for the leadership of a registered political party came into effect on January 1, 2004. The rules are part of important changes to the Canada Elections Act made by Parliament in June 2003.

The most significant changes affecting leadership contestants concern registration, contributions, financial reports and public disclosure of information. Additional information on new rules governing leadership contestants is available in the backgrounder entitled Registration and Political Financing of Leadership Contestants – New Rules on January 1, 2004.

When applying for registration, a leadership contestant must report all contributions that he or she received before submitting an application for registration with the Chief Electoral Officer. The Chief Electoral Officer is required under the Canada Elections Act to publish information concerning these contributions.

The following registered contestants have submitted their Leadership Contestant's Registration Reports: