The Wildrose Party, a registered political party, notified the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of its planned leadership contest. In accordance with Section 9.2(1) of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (the EFCDA), the chief financial officer (CFO) of the party filed a statement with the CEO setting out:
January 23, 2015 as the date of the official call of the leadership contest; and
March 28, 2015 as the date fixed for the leadership vote or votes (revised March 2, 2015 upon notification from the Wildrose Party).
In accordance with Section 44.96 of the EFCDA, each leadership contestant must file a Leadership Contestant Financial Statement within 4 months of the final leadership vote. Accordingly, July 28, 2015 was set as the deadline for filing financial statements (revised March 2, 2015 upon notification from the Wildrose Party).
Registration of Leadership Contestants
Nomination Period – January 26, 2015 to March 7, 2015 (revised March 2, 2015 upon notification from the Wildrose Party).
An Application for Registration of a Leadership Contestant must be filed by the CFO of the party for each leadership contestant, in accordance with Section 9.2(1) of the EFCDA. Each registered leadership contestant is identified below, along with the date that the registration application was approved by the Chief Electoral Officer:
|Contestant||Date of Registration|
|Drew Barnes||February 18, 2015|
|Brian Jean||February 21, 2015|
|Linda Osinchuk||February 21, 2015|
On March 28, 2015 Brian Jean was voted in as the new leader.
Additional information regarding this leadership contest can be found in the Public Files maintained at Elections Alberta or by contacting the Wildrose Party.
A leadership contestant financial statement must contain all revenue, expenses, assets and liabilities and include the contributor’s name, address and total contribution amount for contributions of $250.01 and greater received during the campaign period, and the sum total of all contributions of $250.00 or less received during the campaign period.
Click here to access the financial statement information.