OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/03/13 -- The deadline for registered parties to file financial transactions returns for 2012 was midnight, July 2, 2013. 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 2, 2013, the following political parties have applied for and been granted an extension:
-- Canadian Action Party-- Christian Heritage Party of Canada-- Pirate Party of Canada-- Rhinoceros Party-- United Party of Canada
As soon as possible after they are received, Elections Canada posts the returns for 2012 in a searchable database at www.elections.ca.
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