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Registered Political Parties Submit 2017 Financial Returns

Gatineau, Wednesday, July 4, 2018

  • The deadline for registered parties to file returns for financial transactions made in 2017 was 12:00 a.m. (midnight) on July 3, 2018. These returns consist of reports on contributions, loans, transfers, by-election expenses and unpaid claims. They also include party financial statements.
  • The 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 2017 returns are received, Elections Canada posts them in a searchable database at

Elections Canada is an independent, non-partisan agency that reports directly to Parliament.

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