Political TPAs

A Political Third Party Advertiser engages in political advertising to promote or oppose, or take a position on an issue associated with, a registered party, leader of a registered party, candidate in an MLA election, MLA, nomination contestant, or leadership contestant. Any person, corporation, or group that engages in advertising is required to register with Elections Alberta when it has incurred, or plans to incur, political advertising expenses of $1,000 or more, or has accepted or plans to accept political advertising contributions of $1,000 or more.

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. Political TPAs are prohibited from advertising during these periods.


Registered Political TPAs

Political Third Party Advertiser Name Primary Contact Chief Financial Officer Phone Website Registration Date Financial Reporting
Alberta Federation of Labour Inc. Ms. Karen Kuprys Ms. Karen Kuprys 780.483.3021 www.afl.org February 15, 2017 View
Alberta Medical Association Mr. Michael Gormley Mr. Cameron Plitt 780.482.0316 www.albertadoctors.org February 21, 2020 View
Alberta Proud (AB Proud) Daniel Kary Daniel Kary 800.896.5928 www.albertaproud.org October 29, 2018 View
Association of Academic Staff University of Alberta (AASUA) Brygeda Renke Brygeda Renke 780.492.5321 aasua.ca June 24, 2021 View
Alberta Teacher’s Association (ATA) Jonathan Teghtmeyer Pedro Carriel 780.447.9400 www.teachers.ab.ca April 16, 2021 View
A Very Concerned Albertan Sabine Shabbits Sabine Shabbits aconcernedalbertan2021@gmail.com May 27, 2021 View
Canadian Union of Public Employees – Alberta Division Mrs. Marle Roberts Ms. Elaine Moore 780.918.3061 alberta.cupe.ca June 4, 2018 View
Council of Alberta University Students Rowan Ley Jon Mastel 780.297.4531 caus.net February 26, 2021 View
Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association (EZMSA) Ms. Roberta (Bobbie Jo) Hawkes Ms. Roberta (Bobbie Jo) Hawkes 780.482.2626 albertazmsa.com/ezmsa August 20, 2021
EyesForward Kate Perala Mary Metz www.eyesforward.ca October 7, 2020 View
Equalization Fairness Alberta Dr. William Bewick Mr. Scott Ellis 780.996.6019 www.equalizationreferendum.ca August 3, 2021
Fair Alberta Injury Regulations (FAIR Alberta) Mr. Keith McLaughlin Mr. Sandy Leske 800.665.7248 fairalbertainjuryregulations.ca October 1, 2019 View
Friends of Medicare Ms. Sandra Azocar Ms. Karen Werlin 780.423.4581 www.friendsofmedicare.org August 20, 2018 View
Health Sciences Association of Alberta Mr. Gerald Toews Michael Boyle 844.280.4722 www.hsaa.ca April 26, 2018 View
Jacqui Vanderfluit Jacqui Vanderfluit Jacqui Vanderfluit 403.625.8807 December 22, 2018 View
National Police Federation (NPF) Brian Sauvé Don Armstrong 819.329.7108 NPF-FPN.com February 4, 2021 View
Priority Alberta Ms. Wendy Adam Mr. Wayne Leslie 403.970.0546 www.priorityalberta.com March 29, 2021 View
Public Interest Alberta Society Mr. Joel French Mr. Joel French 780.420.0471 www.pialberta.org February 20, 2018 View
Shaping Alberta’s Future Mr. Douglas Nelson Mr. Douglas Nelson 800.615.3798 July 20, 2018 View
Society of Albertans Against Equalization Gianfranco Terrazzano Melanie Harvie 403.918.3532 fightequalization.com February 1, 2021 View
United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) Ms. Heather Smith Ms. Karen Craik neednurses.ca August 20, 2021
Vote Yes To End Equalization Inc. Mr. Michael J Bowerman Mrs. Catherine L. Smith endequalizationnow.ca July 28, 2021

Last Updated: October 15, 2021


Deregistered Political TPAs

Name Registration Date De-Registration Date Financial Reporting
Alberta Fights Back (AFB) January 15, 2019 April 23, 2021 View
Alberta Victory Fund May 31, 2017 January 8, 2021 View
Alberta Votes Ltd. June 27, 2018 December 24, 2018 View
Association of Canadians for Sustainable Medicare July 26, 2018 November 15, 2019 View
Balanced Alberta Fund Inc. August 4, 2017 January 16, 2020 View
EQUS REA Ltd. December 05, 2018 November 09, 2019 View
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 424 April 25, 2017 October 16, 2021 View
Merit Contractors Association March 23, 2017 August 24, 2019 View
Progress Alberta January 26, 2018 April 23, 2021 View
Project Alberta December 6, 2017 April 27, 2020 View

Last Updated: October 15, 2021


Contributions

A registered Political TPA can accept advertising contributions from any person, corporation, trade union or employee organization. They can contribute any amount.

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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Fundraising Events

A registered Political 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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Expense Limits

A registered Political TPA is not subject to any spending limits. The following expenses are common examples of advertising 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.


Filing Deadlines

Political TPAs must disclose their financial activities to Elections Alberta by filing quarterly contribution reports four times a year and annual financial statements once a year.

Click here for more information on filing deadlines.


Financial Reporting

View registration and financial information for Political Third Party Advertisers.

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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.

Contact us for access and login queries.

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