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Survery of registered third parties

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Number of registered third parties

42nd general election

115 registered third parties

43rd general election

147 registered third parties

Survey response rates

Two-wave survey of financial agents

Wave 1

37% 55 out of 147 participated in the first wave of the survey, a response rate of 37%.

Wave 2

54% 29 out of 54 participated in the second wave of the survey, a response rate of 54%*.

*Of the 55 financial agents that participated in Wave 1, one did not consent to being recontacted.

Type of organization

Registered non-profit or membership-based organization 29 out of 55
Union 10 out of 55
Organization with no formal legal entity 6 out of 55
Registered charity 6 out of 55
Individual 3 out of 55
Other 1 out of 55

Contact with Elections Canada

32 out of 55

registered for the first time

44 out of 55

are likely to register again in the future

Ease of third-party processes

Wave 1

Registration
Found it easy to
figure out how to register 47 out of 55
figure out when to register 22 out of 55
register, overall 31 out of 55
Interim return(s)
Found it easy to
figure out how to submit interim return(s) 18 out of 24*
figure out when to submit interim return(s) 13 out of 24
complete and submit interim return(s) overall 6 out of 24
*Of the 55 respondents in Wave 1, 24 were required to submit one or more interim returns.

Wave 2

Electoral campaign return
Found it easy to
figure out how to submit the electoral campaign return 23 out of 29
figure out when to submit the electoral campaign return 22 out of 29
complete and submit the electoral campaign return, overall 13 out of 29

Reporting regulated activities

Wave 1 Wave 2
34 out of 55 20 out of 29
Wave 1 Wave 2
30 out of 55 18 out of 29