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Registered Political Parties' Third Quarter
Financial Returns for 2017 Now Online

Gatineau, Tuesday, October 31, 2017–The Acting Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Stéphane Perrault, announced today that registered parties' third quarter financial returns for 2017 are now available on Elections Canada's website.

A registered political party must submit a quarterly financial return if its candidates for the most recent general election received:

  • at least 2 percent of the total valid votes cast in all electoral districts across Canada; or
  • at least 5 percent of the valid votes cast in the electoral districts in which it endorsed a candidate.

Parties' quarterly financial returns include statements of:

Registered parties' third quarter financial returns for 2017 cover the period from July 1, 2017, to September 30, 2017.

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