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Registered Political Parties Submit 2016 Financial Returns

Gatineau, Tuesday, July 4, 2017

  • The deadline for registered parties to file financial transactions returns for 2016 was midnight, June 30, 2017. These returns are reports on contributions, loans, transfers, by-election expenses and unpaid claims. Party financial statements are also included.
  • The Acting Chief Electoral Officer of Canada may grant a deadline extension if a political party applies for one no later than two weeks after the deadline.
  • As soon as possible after the returns are received, Elections Canada posts the returns for 2016 in a searchable database at

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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