A Senate Third Party Advertiser engages in Senate election advertising to promote or oppose, or take a position on an issue associated with, a registered candidate in a Senate election.
Any eligible person, corporation, trade union or group that engages in Senate election advertising is required to register with Elections Alberta when it has incurred or plans to incur expenses of at least $1,000 for Senate election advertising, or it has accepted or plans to accept at least $1,000 in Senate election advertising contributions.
Registered Senate TPAs
|Senate Third Party Advertiser Name||Primary Contact||Chief Financial Officer||Phone||Website||Registration Date||Financial Reporting|
|People’s Party of Canada (PPC)||Daniel Tyrie||Christian Roy||(819) 205-2648||peoplespartyofcanada.ca||October 6, 2021|
Deregistered Senate TPAs
There are currently no deregistered Senate TPAs.
A registered Senate TPA can only accept advertising contributions from persons ordinarily resident in Alberta during a Senate election advertising period. Contributions can be money or in-kind donations of goods or services.
The maximum a Senate TPA can receive from any given contributor is $30,000 per year, less any contributions the contributor may make to other Senate TPAs in the year.
The TPA chief financial officer is responsible for reporting contributions to Elections Alberta and issuing official contribution receipts to contributors. Receipts issued for contributions to TPAs cannot be claimed for income tax credits.
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A registered Senate TPA or anyone acting on their behalf can hold events and activities to raise funds for senate election advertising. Examples of fundraising events include a luncheon, meet & greet, rally, golf tournament, silent auction etc. Contribution rules limit who can pay to attend events or who can donate/bid at a silent auction. All fundraising revenues and expenses must be reported on the TPA’s advertising campaign return.
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A registered Senate TPA can spend a maximum of $31,900 during a Senate election advertising period.
The following are common examples of reportable expenses:
- Administration and office costs,
- Honoraria and salaries,
- Paid advertising,
- Polling and research,
- Production costs,
- Promotional materials,
- Public relations, and
- Technology costs.
Click here for more information on expense limits, including previous limits.
Senate TPAs must disclose their financial activities to Elections Alberta by filing weekly contribution reports during Senate election advertising periods and filing Senate election advertising returns within 6 months after Senate Election Day. Audited financial statements are required if revenue or expenses for the reporting period exceed $20,000. Automatic late filing fees apply for failure to file a report or return on time.
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View registration and financial information for Senate Third Party Advertisers.
Online Financial System (OFS)
Registered TPA primary contacts and chief financial officers are granted access to Elections Alberta’s secure Online Financial System (OFS) to report contributions and issue official contribution receipts to contributors.
Contact us for access and login queries.