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Registered Political Parties Submit 2009 Fiscal Returns

OTTAWA, Friday, July 2, 2010

  • The deadline for registered parties to file financial transactions returns for 2009 was midnight, June 30, 2010. 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, 2010, the following political parties have applied for and been granted an extension:

    • Canadian Action Party
    • First Peoples National Party of Canada
    • Libertarian Party of Canada
    • Newfoundland and Labrador First Party
    • People's Political Power Party of Canada
    • Rhinoceros Party
    • Work Less Party

  • As soon as possible after they are received, Elections Canada posts the returns for 2009 in a searchable database at

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