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Political financing calendar (2021 and 2020)

This calendar lists the submission deadlines for political financing returns and reports.

Elections Canada publishes returns and reports when it receives them; they are published as submitted. If a return or report is updated by the agent who filed it, or if it is audited by Elections Canada, an additional, updated version is published, as reviewed.

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Submission deadlines for political participants' financial returns or reports

2021

  • January 11
    Candidates' 36 months unpaid claims/loans statements for the December 11, 2017, by-elections due
  • February 01
    Registered parties' quarterly financial returns due (Q4 2020)
  • February 22
    Conservative Party leadership contestants' financial returns due
  • February 26
    Candidates' and third parties' financial returns for the October 26, 2020, by-elections due
  • March 15
    Calculation of the inflation adjustment factor
  • April 06
    Green Party leadership contestants' financial returns due
  • April 30
    Registered parties' quarterly financial returns due (Q1 2021)
  • May 21
    Candidates' 18 months unpaid claims/loans statements for the 43rd general election due
  • May 31
    Electoral district associations' annual statements of registry information due
  • May 31
    Electoral district associations' annual financial returns due
  • June 30
    Registered parties' annual statements of registry information due
  • June 30
    Registered parties' annual financial returns due
  • July 19
    Candidates' 36 months unpaid claims/loans statements for the June 18, 2018, by-election due
  • July 30
    Registered parties' quarterly financial returns due (Q2 - 2021)
  • November 01
    Registered parties' quarterly financial returns due (Q3 2021)
  • November 08
    Calculation of the election expenses limits as if a general election was to be held on Nov. 15
  • December 14
    Publication of annual contribution limits (2022)

2020

  • January 20
    Candidate unpaid loans/claim statements 18 months after the June 18, 2019 by-election
  • January 30
    Registered party quarterly returns, Q4 2019 (if required)
  • February 21
    Candidates and third parties' returns for the 43rd general election
  • April 30
    Registered party quarterly returns, Q1 2020 (if required)
  • May 4
    Candidate unpaid loans/claim statements 36 months after the April 3, 2017 by-elections
  • June 1
    Electoral district associations' annual statements of registry information and annual financial returns
  • June 22
    Registered party campaign returns, 43rd general election
  • June 29
    Contestant unpaid loans/claims statements 36 months after the 2017 Conservative Party leadership contest
  • June 30
    Registered party annual returns
  • July 3
    Candidate unpaid loans/claims statements 18 months after the December 3, 2018 by-election
  • July 30
    Registered party quarterly returns, Q2 2020 (if required)
  • July 31
    Conservative leadership contestants' first interim returns due
  • August 17
    Contestant unpaid loans/claims statements 18 months after the 2019 Bloc Québécois leadership contest
  • August 19
    Conservative leadership contestants' second interim returns due
  • September 12
    Green Party leadership contestants' interim returns due
  • September 25
    Candidate unpaid loans/claims statements 18 months after the February 25, 2019 by-elections
  • October 1
    Green Party leadership contestants’ interim returns due
  • October 26
    October 26, 2020 by-elections
  • October 30
    Registered party quarterly returns, Q3 2020 (if required)
  • November 2
    Contestant unpaid loans/claims statements 36 months after the 2017 NDP leadership contest
  • November 23
    Candidate unpaid loans/claims statements 36 months after the October 23, 2017 by-elections
  • December 7
    Candidate unpaid loans/claims statements 18 months after the May 6, 2019 by-election