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Deregistration of the Pirate Party of Canada

Gatineau, Thursday, October 19, 2017

  • The Acting Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Stéphane Perrault, has informed the leader of the Pirate Party of Canada that the party is deregistered effective Thursday, November 30, 2017.
  • The party is being deregistered for failing to file the required financial transactions return and auditor's report for the 2016 fiscal year.
  • The party may no longer issue tax receipts for contributions received after the effective date of its deregistration and is no longer entitled to any of the benefits of a registered party under the Act, including the use of broadcasting time.
  • A notice of the party's deregistration will be published in the Canada Gazette.
  • An updated list of registered political parties is available on Elections Canada's website.

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