Media Advisory: 2017 Annual Financial Reports Available

April 9, 2018

VICTORIA – The 2017 annual financial reports for registered political parties and registered constituency associations are available for public inspection at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Suite 100 – 1112 Fort St, Victoria and on the Elections BC website.

The deadline for filing the annual financial reports for the 2017 fiscal year with the Chief Electoral Officer was April 3, 2018. The reports are required to contain the following information on the 2017 financial activities of each registered political party and constituency association:

  • political contributions accepted
  • assets, liabilities, surplus or deficit as of December 31, 2017
  • total dollar amount of income tax receipts issued
  • transfers of money, goods or services received and given
  • fundraising function information
  • other income received and expenditures made
  • loans and guarantees

The 2017 annual financial reports are the first financial reports filed with Elections BC following changes to the Election Act in the fall of 2017. These changes included prohibiting political contributions from organizations, corporations and unions (which came into effect on November 30, 2017), and limiting contributions from eligible individuals to $1,200 per year (which came into effect on January 1, 2018).

A total of 114 reports were required to be filed by the April 3, 2018 deadline. All entities filed the required reports by the deadline, except:

  • British Columbia Conservative Party
  • British Columbia Libertarian Party
  • Your Political Party of BC
  • Parksville-Qualicum Constituency Association BC NDP

These organizations may file their reports by June 29, 2018, if they are accompanied by a $100 late filing fee and, if required, an auditor’s report.

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


Scanned reports (political party and constituency association)

Political party political contribution data

Constituency association political contribution data

S-A1-A political party combined political contribution data


Andrew Watson
Manager, Communications
Elections BC
Phone: 250-387-1709

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