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Media Advisory: 2017 Provincial General Election Financing Reports Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2017

VICTORIA – The 2017 Provincial General Election financing reports of candidates, registered political parties, registered constituency associations, and election advertising sponsors are available for public inspection at Elections BC, Suite 100 – 1112 Fort Street, and on the Elections BC website (elections.bc.ca).

Election financing reports must be filed with the Chief Electoral Officer within 90 days after a provincial election. The filing deadline for the reports was 4:30 p.m. on August 8, 2017. The reports include expenses of each filer and information regarding contributions they received.

Elections BC’s Financial Reports and Political Contributions system (FRPC) allows the public to search and download political contribution data and view scanned images of financial reports filed under the Election Act.

Links:

Scanned reports

S-A1 political contribution data

Reports for the following were not filed by the deadline established by the Election Act. The reports may be filed by September 7, 2017 with a late filing fee of $500.

Candidates Electoral District Affiliation
Steve Darling Burnaby-Lougheed BC Liberal Party
Garrison Duke Burnaby-Edmonds BC Liberal Party
Scott Hamilton Delta North BC Liberal Party
Steve Housser Cowichan Valley BC Liberal Party
Linda Reimer Port Moody-Coquitlam BC Liberal Party
Merv Ritchie Skeena Land Air Water-The L.A.W.

Extensions:

Due to extenuating circumstances, extensions to the filing deadline were granted to the following:

Candidates Electoral District Affiliation Extension Date
Roy Sakata Richmond-Steveston BC Green Party August 9, 2017
Garry Begg Surrey-Guildford BC NDP August 15, 2017
Saira Aujla Surrey-Green Timbers BC Green Party August 22, 2017
Harry Lali Fraser-Nicola BC NDP August 22, 2017
Donna Barnett Cariboo-Chilcotin BC Liberal Party September 8, 2017
Doug Donaldson Stikine BC NDP September 8, 2017
Rita Helen Giesbrecht Cariboo-Chilcotin BC Green Party September 8, 2017
Spencer Chandra Herbert Vancouver-West End BC NDP September 8, 2017
Colleen Ross Boundary-Similkameen BC NDP October 6, 2017

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Contact:
Melanie Hull
Communications Coordinator
Elections BC
Phone: 250-356-9056
Email: Melanie.Hull@elections.bc.ca
Website: elections.bc.ca

Elections BC is a non-partisan Office of the Legislature responsible for administering electoral processes in British Columbia in accordance with the Election Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, Recall and Initiative Act and Referendum Act.