2021 Annual Financial Reports Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2022

VICTORIA – 2021 annual financial reports for provincial political parties, provincial constituency associations, and local elector organizations (civic political parties) are now available.

Provincial filers

The table below shows total political contributions raised by the major provincial political parties in 2021:

Political party

Total political contributions raised in 2021

BC Green Party

$1,096,224.39

BC Liberal Party

$1,416,232.87

BC NDP

$3,595,882.86

Nineteen provincial reports were required by the March 31, 2022 deadline. Due to extenuating circumstances, the filing deadline for the Conservative Party of British Columbia has been extended to April 29, 2022. The Wexit BC party, Boundary-Similkameen Constituency Association Wexit BC and Peace River South Constituency Association Wexit BC did not file reports by the deadline. These filers may do so by June 30, 2022 with a $100 late filing fee.

In addition to political contributions raised, provincial reports are required to contain:

  • assets, liabilities, surplus or deficit as of December 31, 2021,
  • total dollar amount of income tax receipts issued,
  • transfers of money, goods, or services received and given,
  • fundraising function information,
  • other income and expenditures, and
  • details of permissible loans and guarantees.

Provincial political parties must also disclose the details of contributions made to the party, its constituency associations and its candidates, where the contributor gave more than $250 in total.

Links:

Scanned annual reports (political party and constituency association)

Political party and constituency association political contribution data

Political party combined contribution data

Local filers

Fifteen elector organizations were required to file a report by the March 31, 2022 deadline. All required reports were received by the deadline.

This is the first time that elector organizations were required to file annual financial reports with Elections BC, following legislative changes to the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act passed in 2021. This requirement came into force on December 1, 2021. Elector organization annual financial reports for 2021 cover from when the elector organization registered until December 31, 2021.

In addition to campaign contributions raised, local reports are required to contain:

  • election expenses incurred during the reporting period,
  • assets, liabilities, surplus or deficit as of December 31, 2021,
  • transfers of money, goods, or services received and given,
  • fundraising function information,
  • other income and expenditures, and
  • details of permissible loans.

Links:

Scanned annual reports (elector organizations)

Elector organization campaign 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 provincial legislation, including the Election Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, Recall and Initiative Act and Referendum Act.