An Election Third Party Advertiser engages in election advertising to promote or oppose, or take a position on an issue associated with, a registered party or candidate in an MLA election. An Election Third Party Advertiser is a person, corporation, or group which is required to register with Elections Alberta when it has incurred or plans to incur expenses of at least $1,000 for election advertising, or it has accepted or plans to accept at least $1,000 in election advertising contributions.
For a general election, the election advertising period starts on December 1st of the year immediately preceding the election and ends on Election Day. For a by-election, the period starts on the day a Writ of Election is issued and ends on Election Day. Election TPAs are prohibited from advertising outside of these periods.
Registered Election TPAs
|Political Third Party Advertiser Name||Primary Contact||Chief Financial Officer||Phone||Website||Registration Date||Financial Reporting|
|Alberta Federation of Labour Inc.||Ms. Siobhan Vipond||Ms. Siobhan Vipond||780.483.3021||www.afl.org||May 14, 2018||View|
|Alberta Fights Back (AFB)||Ms. Jenny Walker||Ms. Jenny Walker||780.268.5771||www.albertafightsback.com||January 15, 2019||View|
|Alberta Medical Association||Mr. Michael Gormley||Mr. Cameron Plitt||780.482.0316||www.albertadoctors.org||April 24, 2015||View|
|Alberta Proud (AB Proud)||Ms. Susan Burrows||Ms. Susan Burrows||800.896.5928||www.albertaproud.org||October 29, 2018||View|
|Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association (ARHCA)||Mr. Ronald Glen||Mr. Ronald Glen||780.995.9443||www.drivingimprovement.ca||January 28, 2019||View|
|Alberta Victory Fund||Mr. John Weissenberger||Mr. John Weissenberger||403.355.0060||May 31, 2017||View|
|Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment – Alberta Committee (CAPE-Alberta)||Ms. Jennifer Ann McGetrick||Dr. Joe Vipond||403.570.9236||www.cape.ca/take-action||March 22, 2019||View|
|Canadian Union of Public Employees – Alberta Division||Mrs. Marle Roberts||Ms. Elaine Moore||780.918.3061||alberta.cupe.ca||June 4, 2018||View|
|Firefighters for Alberta||Mr. Brad Readman||Mr. Jamie Blayney||403.877.7797||November 30, 2018||View|
|Friends of Medicare||Ms. Sandra Azocar||Ms. Karen Werlin||780.423.4581||www.friendsofmedicare.org||March 20, 2019||View|
|Health Sciences Association of Alberta||Mr. Gerald Toews||Mr. Michael Boyle||844.280.4722||www.hsaa.ca||April 2, 2019||View|
|Highway Maintenance Contractors (HMCs)||Ms. Laurie Stretch||Ms. Laurie Stretch||403.617.4798||www.safealbertaroads.ca||February 4, 2019||View|
|Jacqui Vanderfluit||Jacqui Vanderfluit||Jacqui Vanderfluit||403.625.8807||www.albertavotes2019.com||December 22, 2018||View|
|The Alberta Chambers of Commerce||Ken Kobly||Ken Kobly||780.425.4180||www.abchamber.ca||December 10, 2018||View|
Last Updated: September 21, 2020
Deregistered Election TPAs
|Name||Registration Date||De-Registration Date||Financial Reporting|
|1ABVote||April 13, 2015||June 28, 2019||View|
|Alberta Union of Provincial Employees||December 19, 2014||April 18, 2020||View|
|Association of Canadians for Sustainable Medicare||July 26, 2018||November 15, 2019||View|
|Calgary Climate Hub (CCH)||March 26, 2019||June 28, 2019||View|
|Cashco Financial Inc.||April 9, 2019||November 2, 2019||View|
|EQUS REA LTD.||December 05, 2018||November 9, 2019||View|
|Kenneth Gregory||February 27, 2019||July 1, 2019||View|
|Merit Contractors Association||November 7, 2017||November 2, 2019||View|
|Progress Alberta||November 30, 2018||July 12, 2019||View|
|Project Alberta||November 30, 2018||April 27, 2020||View|
|Protect Alberta Kids from Big Tobacco||June 20, 2018||August 08, 2019||View|
|Public Interest Alberta Society||November 30, 2018||July 26, 2020||View|
|Restaurants Canada||November 5, 2018||June 28, 2019||View|
|Save Alberta’s Vibrant Economy||April 12, 2016||January 25, 2019||View|
|Shaping Alberta’s Future||November 9, 2018||January 9, 2019||View|
|The Alberta Teachers’ Association||January 11, 2019||November 23, 2019||View|
|The Calgary Chamber of Commerce||January 21, 2019||April 5, 2020||View|
Last Updated: September 3, 2020
A registered Election TPA can accept advertising contributions from persons ordinarily resident in Alberta and corporations, employee organizations, and groups operating within Alberta.
The TPA chief financial officer is responsible for issuing official contribution receipts for contributions received. Contributions to TPAs are not eligible to be claimed for tax credits.
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A registered Election TPA or anyone acting on their behalf can hold events to raise funds. Examples of fundraising events include a luncheon, meet & greet, car rally, golf tournament, silent auction etc. Rules apply on who can pay to attend or who can donate/bid at a silent auction.
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A registered Election TPA is subject to different spending limits depending on the election in which the advertising occurs.
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Election TPAs must disclose their financial activities to Elections Alberta by filing contribution reports.
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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 enter and submit financial reports.
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