Figure 2 – Net Asset Position by Each Registered Party and Affiliated EDAs, 2003-2014

This bar graph shows a breakdown by political affiliation of the net asset positions of registered parties and their EDAs from 2003 to 2014.

The X-axis demarks the years from 2003 to 2014, with election years noted in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011. The Y-axis demarks the net asset position in millions of dollars from negative $10 to $40 million (highest data point is $39.3 million in 2014; lowest data point is negative $9.0 million in 2003). Each year compares the net asset position of the following registered parties: the Conservative Party, the Liberal Party, the NDP, the Bloc Québécois, the Green Party and one data set for all other parties. Before 2004, EDAs were not part of the regulatory regime; as such, their net asset position was unknown. The net asset position in 2003 is for registered parties only and excludes data for their EDAs.

The net asset positions per year for each affiliated registered party and their EDAs from 2003 to 2014 in millions of dollars are:

2003: Conservative Party negative $9.0, Liberal Party $1.3, NDP $5.8, Bloc Québécois negative $0.6, Green Party $0.2, other parties negative $1.0
2004: Conservative Party $3.6, Liberal Party $1.7, NDP $4.3, Bloc Québécois negative $1.0, Green Party $0.2, other parties negative $1.0
2005: Conservative Party $5.0, Liberal Party $6.4, NDP negative $1.6, Bloc Québécois negative $1.7, Green Party $0.1, other parties $0.2
2006: Conservative Party $16.4, Liberal Party $10.1, NDP $4.9, Bloc Québécois $0.1, Green Party $0.4, other parties $0.2
2007: Conservative Party $23.8, Liberal Party $10.9, NDP $7.9, Bloc Québécois $3.1, Green Party $1.1, other parties $0.3
2008: Conservative Party $6.9, Liberal Party $4.3, NDP $1.7, Bloc Québécois $0.5, Green Party negative $0.5, other parties $0.3
2009: Conservative Party $17.9, Liberal Party $10.3, NDP $5.9, Bloc Québécois $3.4, Green Party $0.4, other parties $0.2
2010: Conservative Party $29.1, Liberal Party $15.1, NDP $9.8, Bloc Québécois $5.6, Green Party $1.6, other parties $0.3
2011: Conservative Party $19.0, Liberal Party $9.2, NDP $2.2, Bloc Québécois $2.4, Green Party $1.2, other parties $0.2
2012: Conservative Party $31.7, Liberal Party $14.6, NDP $5.3, Bloc Québécois $3.4, Green Party $2.2, other parties $0.3
2013: Conservative Party $32.3, Liberal Party $17.3, NDP $9.9, Bloc Québécois $3.6, Green Party $3.7, other parties $0.3
2014: Conservative Party $39.3, Liberal Party $21.5, NDP $12.4, Bloc Québécois $3.3, Green Party $4.8, other parties $0.4

On the bottom of the graph there are the following notes:

Bill C-24: Amendments to the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act. Introduced publicly-funded quarterly allowances and contribution limits, brought EDAs, nomination and leadership contests into the regulatory system, increased reimbursements of paid regulatory system, increased reimbursements of paid election expenses and political contribution tax credits.

Bill C-2: The Federal Accountability Act. This legislation further reduced contribution limits and restricted eligibility to individuals only.

Bill C-13: An Act to implement certain provisions of the 2011 budget. This Act reduced direct public funding of federal registered political parties by phasing out quarterly allowances. The quarterly allowance was reduced each year starting in 2012 until it was eliminated in 2015.

As well, at the bottom of the graph is the following footnote:

In 2003, EDAs were not part of the regulatory regime. As such, their net asset position was unknown. The net asset position in 2003 is for registered parties only. After 2003, net asset positions are for registered parties and EDAs.