2019 Annual Financial Reports Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2020

VICTORIA – The 2019 annual financial reports for provincial political parties and constituency associations are now available:

The filing deadline for the reports was extended from March 31, 2020 to April 30, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The reports contain the following information:

  • political contributions accepted
  • assets, liabilities, surplus or deficit as of December 31, 2019
  • total dollar amount of income tax receipts issued
  • transfers of money, goods, or services received and given
  • fundraising function information
  • other income and expenditures (including new advertising categories for 2019), and
  • details of permissible loans and guarantees

Political parties must also disclose contributions made to the party, its constituency associations and its candidates, where the combined amount is more than $250.

Some information in these reports may have been disclosed previously, if the party was required to file interim reports in 2019.

Twenty five reports were required to be filed by the April 30, 2020 deadline. All entities filed on time, except two that were granted extensions due to extenuating circumstances:

  • BC Ecosocialists Party – due May 8, 2020
  • British Columbia Conservative Party – due June 1, 2020

Links:

Scanned annual reports (political party and constituency association)

Political party and constituency association political contribution data

Political party combined contribution data

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Contact:

Andrew Watson
Director, Communications
Elections BC
Phone: 250-387-1709
Email: Andrew.Watson@elections.bc.ca
Website: elections.bc.ca

 

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