Parties

Amendments to the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (EFCDA) are in force effective March 31, 2022. Click here to view a summary document Elections Alberta has provided to registered parties and registered constituency associations regarding the changes affecting them as well as candidates, nomination contestants, and leadership contestants. Information on this website has been updated to reflect these changes.

A political party is an organization that participates in public affairs and aims to elect candidates to the Legislative Assembly.  Parties must register with Elections Alberta, maintain up-to-date registration information, and submit regular reports to disclose their financial activities.

This section provides resources and links for registered parties, and information on how to register a party. For the complete guide on party fundraising, spending, and reporting rules click here. For advertising guidelines click here.


Registered Political Parties

  • Marilyn Burns, Leader
    Carol Nordlund Kinsey, President
    Ron Malowany, Chief Financial Officer
    559, 9768 170 Street
    Edmonton, Alberta T5T 5L4
    https://albertaadvantageparty.ca

    The Alberta Advantage Party made an application to the Chief Electoral Officer to change the party name to “Advantage Party of Alberta”. The request was received and approved, and the change was made effective February 9, 2022.

  • John Roggeveen, Interim Leader
    Helen Mcmenamin, President
    Aleksandar Samardzija, Chief Financial Officer
    PO Box 94098 RPO Elbow River
    Calgary, AB T2S 0S4
    www.albertaliberal.com
    Toll Free: 1-800-607-2260
    Phone: (780) 414-1124
    Email: office@albertaliberal.com

  • Rachel Notley, Leader
    Peggy Wright, President
    Brandon Stevens, Chief Financial Officer
    201, 10544 114 Street
    Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3J7
    www.albertandp.ca
    Toll Free: 1-800-465-6587
    Phone: (780) 474-2415
    Fax: (780) 669-9617
    Email: info@albertaNDP.ca

  • Barry Morishita, Leader
    Sue Timanson, President
    Anthony Castillo, Chief Financial Officer
    Stn Main, PO Box 1045
    Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2M1
    www.albertaparty.ca
    Phone: (403) 630-1500
    Email: info@albertaparty.ca

  • Naomi Rankin, Leader
    Blyth Nuttall, Chief Financial Officer
    www.communistparty-alberta.ca
    Phone: (780) 934-7893
    Email: naomirankin@shaw.ca

  • Jordan Wilkie, Leader
    Evelyn Tanaka, President
    Robert Moran, Chief Financial Officer
    319, 3630 Brentwood Road NW
    Box 45066 Brentwood PO
    Calgary, Alberta T2L 1Y4
    www.greenpartyofalberta.ca
    Phone: (587) 774-2389
    Email: info@greenpartyofalberta.ca

    The Evergreen Party of Alberta made an application to the Chief Electoral Officer to change the party name to “Green Party of Alberta”. The request was received and approved, and the change was made effective November 1, 2012.

  • Murray Ruhl, Leader
    Murray Ruhl, President
    Graham Gagnon, Chief Financial Officer
    12 Spruce Ctr SW
    Calgary, Alberta T3C 3B3
    www.prolifealberta.com
    Toll Free: 1-855-398-8486
    Email: connect@prolifealberta.com

    The Alberta Social Credit Party made application to the Chief Electoral Officer to change the party name to “Pro-Life Alberta Political Association”. The request was received and approved, and the change was made effective May 3, 2017.

  • Randy Thorsteinson, Leader
    Patricia Argent, Chief Financial Officer
    PO Box 25156 RPO Deer Park
    Red Deer, AB  T4R 2M2
    www.reformalberta.com
    Phone: (403) 358-0377
    Email: info@reformalberta.com

  • John Molberg, Leader
    Raman Bains, President
    Ross Carnahan, Chief Financial Officer
    7410 Fairmount Drive S.E
    Calgary, Alberta T2H 0X7
    Phone: (587) 885-4885
    Email: info@buffalopartyab.ca

  • Victory (Vicky) Bayford, Leader
    Sharon Maclise, President
    Brandy Beveridge, Chief Financial Officer
    Box 20028, Calgary Place
    Calgary, AB T2P 4J2
    www.abindependence.com
    Phone: (780) 455-2204
    Email: coms@abindependence.com

    The Alberta Independence Party made application to the Chief Electoral Officer to change the party name to “Independence Party of Alberta”. The request was received and approved, and the change was made effective October 29, 2019.

    Following this change, the Independence Party of Alberta made application to the Chief Electoral Officer to change the party name to “The Independence Party of Alberta”. The request was received and approved, and the change was made effective January 26, 2021.

  • Jason Kenney, Leader
    Cynthia Moore, President
    Maxwell DeGroat, Chief Financial Officer
    203, 2915 21 Street NE
    Calgary, AB  T2E 7T1
    www.unitedconservative.ca
    Toll Free: 1-888-465-2660
    Email: info@unitedconservative.ca

    The Chief Electoral Officer approved a request to merge the Wildrose Party and the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta with the United Conservative Party. The effective date of the merger is January 1, 2020.

  • Paul Hinman, Leader
    Rick Northey, President
    Bill Jones, Chief Financial Officer
    PO Box 20044 Beverly
    Edmonton, AB T5W 5E6
    www.wildrose.party
    Phone: 1-888-507-0379
    Email: contact@wildrose.party

    The Alberta First Party made application to the Chief Electoral Officer to change the party name to “Western Freedom Party of Alberta”, which was approved and made effective April 23, 2018.

    Following this change, the Western Freedom Party of Alberta made an application to the Chief Electoral Officer to change the party name to “Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta”, which was approved and made effective June 22, 2018.

    Following this change, the Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta made an application to the Chief Electoral Officer to change the party name to “Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta”, which was approved and made effective July 23, 2020.


Contributions

A registered party can accept contributions, at any time, from persons ordinarily resident in Alberta.  Contributions can be money or in-kind donations of goods or services.

The maximum a party can receive from any given contributor is $4,300 per year, less any other contributions that person may make to registered constituency associations, candidates, leadership contestants, or other parties in the year. The party’s chief financial officer is responsible for reporting contributions to Elections Alberta and issuing official contribution receipts to contributors, which contributors can claim for non-refundable personal income tax credits on their tax return.

Click here for more information on contributions and receipts, including previous contribution limits.


Fundraising Events

A registered party or any person acting on the party’s behalf can hold events and activities to raise funds at any time. Examples of fundraising events include a luncheon, meet & greet, rally, golf tournament, silent auction etc. Contribution rules limit who can pay to attend events and who can donate/bid at a silent auction. All fundraising revenues and expenses must be reported on the party’s annual or campaign return.

Click here for more information on fundraising events.


Expense Limits

Parties can spend funds at any time, however a spending limit applies during the election period. The election expense period begins on the day the Writ of Election is issued and extends until the polls close on Election Day.

The limit applies to “election expenses” which are any property, goods or services used, distributed or consumed during the election period, for the party’s promotion or for opposing others. Examples include advertising in all formats, advertising production, fundraising events and activities, polling including surveys and research, honoraria and salaries, office and technology, etc.

For a general election, the party’s election expense limit is $1.16 times the number of names in the Register of Electors on the 1st day of the month, three months before Election Day; an estimate based on the 2019 post-election Register of 2,822,303 electors would be $3,273,871. For a by-election, the party’s election expense limit is $24,400 per electoral division. For a senate election, the maximum that a party can spend is $106,080 per senate candidate endorsed by the party.

Click here for more information on expense limits, including previous expense limits.


Filing Deadlines

Parties must disclose their financial activities to Elections Alberta by filing quarterly contribution reports, annual financial statements, and campaign financial statements following elections. Audited financial statements are required if revenue or expenses for the reporting period exceed $25,000. Automatic late filing fees apply for failure to file a report or return on time.

Click here for more information on filing deadlines.


Financial Reporting

View registration and financial information for parties.

View Financial Reporting Website

Online Financial System (OFS)

Registered party officials are granted access to Elections Alberta’s secure Online Financial System (OFS) to report contributions, issue official contribution receipts to contributors, and submit financial returns.

Contact us for access and login queries.

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