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Registered Political Parties Submit 2011 Financial Returns

OTTAWA, Wednesday, July 4, 2012

  • The deadline for registered parties to file financial transactions returns for 2011 was midnight, July 3, 2012. 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 July 3, 2012, the following political parties have applied for and been granted an extension:
    • Canadian Action Party
    • First Peoples National Party of Canada
    • Marijuana Party
    • New Democratic Party
    • Pirate Party of Canada
    • Rhinoceros Party
    • United Party of Canada
  • As soon as possible after they are received, Elections Canada posts the returns for 2011 in a searchable database at

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