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Media Advisory: 2018 Annual Financial Reports Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2019

VICTORIA – The 2018 annual financial reports for political parties and constituency associations registered in B.C. are available online (elections.bc.ca) and at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Suite 100 – 1112 Fort St., Victoria.

The deadline for filing the annual financial reports was April 1, 2019. The reports are required to contain the following financial information for 2018:

  • political contributions accepted
  • assets, liabilities, surplus or deficit as of December 31, 2018
  • total dollar amount of income tax receipts issued
  • transfers of money, goods, or services received and given
  • fundraising function information
  • other income and expenditures
  • details of permissible loans and guarantees

In addition, political parties must disclose combined political contributions made to the party and any of its registered constituency associations or candidates where the contributor has made total contributions of more than $250.

Some of the information contained in the 2018 annual financial reports, including political contributions, may have been previously disclosed if the political party was required to file interim financial reports for 2018.

A total of 93 annual financial reports were required to be filed by the April 1, 2019 deadline. All entities filed the required reports by the deadline, except:

  • British Columbia Conservative Party
  • British Columbia People’s Party

These organizations may file their reports by June 28, 2019 with a $100 late filing fee.

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.

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:
Rebecca Penz
Director, Communications
Elections BC
Phone: 250-886-0806
Email: rebecca.penz@elections.bc.ca
Website: elections.bc.ca

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.