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Political financing calendar (2022 and 2021)

This calendar lists the submission deadlines for political financing returns and reports.

Elections Canada publishes returns and reports when it receives them; they are published as submitted. If a return or report is updated by the agent who filed it, or if it is audited by Elections Canada, an additional, updated version is published, as amended.

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Submission deadlines for political participants' financial returns or reports

2022

  • January 4
    Candidates' 36 months unpaid claims/loans statements for the December 3, 2018, by-election due
  • January 20
    Nomination contestants' returns due for contests 30 days before writ or during the 44th general election period
  • January 20
    Candidates' and third parties' returns for the 44th general election due
  • January 31
    Registered Parties' quarterly financial returns due (Q4 - 2021)
  • March 21
    18 months unpaid claims/loans statements for the 2020 Conservative Party leadership contestants due
  • March 25
    Candidates' 36 months unpaid claims/loans statements for the February 25, 2019, by-elections due
  • May 2
    Registered parties' quarterly financial returns due (Q1 - 2022)
  • May 3
    18 months unpaid claims/loans statements for the 2020 Green Party leadership contestants due
  • May 20
    Registered parties' election returns for the 44th general election due
  • May 26
    Candidates' 18 months unpaid claims/loans statements for the October 26, 2020, by-elections due
  • May 31
    Electoral district associations' annual statements of registry information due
  • May 31
    Electoral district associations' annual financial returns due
  • June 6
    Candidates' 36 months unpaid claims/loans statements for the May 6, 2019, by-election due
  • June 30
    Annual confirmation of political parties and party leaders' declaration due
  • June 30
    Registered parties' annual financial returns due
  • June 30
    Submission of membership declarations for triennial exercise
  • August 1
    Registered parties' quarterly financial returns due (Q2 - 2022)
  • October 31
    Registered parties' quarterly financial returns due (Q3 - 2022)
  • November 21
    Candidates' 36 months unpaid claims/loans statements for the 43rd general election due

2021

  • January 11
    Candidates' 36 months unpaid claims/loans statements for the December 11, 2017, by-elections due
  • February 1
    Registered parties' quarterly financial returns due (Q4 - 2020)
  • February 22
    Conservative Party leadership contestants' financial returns due
  • February 26
    Candidates' and third parties' financial returns for the October 26, 2020, by-elections due
  • March 15
    Calculation of the inflation adjustment factor
  • April 6
    Green Party leadership contestants' financial returns due
  • April 30
    Registered parties' quarterly financial returns due (Q1 - 2021)
  • May 21
    Candidates' 18 months unpaid claims/loans statements for the 43rd general election due
  • May 31
    Electoral district associations' annual statements of registry information due
  • May 31
    Electoral district associations' annual financial returns due
  • June 30
    Registered parties' annual statements of registry information due
  • June 30
    Registered parties' annual financial returns due
  • July 19
    Candidates' 36 months unpaid claims/loans statements for the June 18, 2018, by-election due
  • July 30
    Registered parties' quarterly financial returns due (Q2 - 2021)
  • September 20
    44th General Election
  • November 1
    Registered parties' quarterly financial returns due (Q3 - 2021)
  • December 14
    Publication of annual contribution limits (2022)