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Registered Political Parties Submit 2010 Financial Returns

OTTAWA, Monday, July 4, 2011

  • The deadline for registered parties to file financial transactions returns for 2010 was midnight, June 30, 2011. 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, 2011, the following political parties have applied for and been granted an extension:

    • Canadian Action Party

    • Christian Heritage Party of Canada

    • First Peoples National Party of Canada

    • Libertarian Party of Canada

    • Marijuana Party

    • New Democratic Party

    • Progressive Canadian Party

    • Rhinoceros Party

  • As soon as possible after they are received, Elections Canada posts the returns for 2010 in a searchable database at

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