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. Maria Ramirez||Ms. Siobhan Vipond||780.483.3021||www.afl.org||February 15, 2017||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||February 21, 2020||View|
|Alberta Proud (AB Proud)||Ms. Susan Burrows||Ms. Susan Burrows||800.896.5928||www.albertaproud.org||October 29, 2018||View|
|Alberta Victory Fund||Mr. John Weissenberger||Mr. John Weissenberger||403.355.0060||May 31, 2017||View|
|Canadian Union of Public Employees – Alberta Division||Mrs. Marle Roberts||Ms. Elaine Moore||780.918.3061||alberta.cupe.ca||June 4, 2018||View|
|Fair Alberta Injury Regulations (FAIR Alberta)||Mr. Keith McLaughlin||Mr. Sandy Leske||800.665.7248||fairalbertainjuryregulations.ca||October 1, 2019|
|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||Ms. Laura Hureau||844.280.4722||www.hsaa.ca||April 26, 2018||View|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 424||Mr. Scott Crichton||Mr. Scott Crichton||780.462.5076||www.ibew424.net||April 25, 2017||View|
|Jacqui Vanderfluit||Jacqui Vanderfluit||Jacqui Vanderfluit||403.625.8807||www.albertavotes2019.com||December 22, 2018||View|
|Progress Alberta||Mr. Duncan Kinney||Mr. Duncan Kinney||780.405.0684||www.progressalberta.ca||January 26, 2018||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||www.shapingalberta.ca||July 20, 2018||View|
Last Updated: September 21, 2020
Deregistered Political TPAs
|Name||Registration Date||De-Registration Date||Financial Reporting|
|Alberta Votes Lth.||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 Lth.||December 05, 2018||November 09, 2019||View|
|Merit Contractors Association||March 23, 2017||August 24, 2019||View|
|Project Alberta||December 6, 2017||April 27, 2020||View|
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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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.
Click here for more information on fundraising events.
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.
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.
View registration and financial information for Political 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 enter and submit financial reports.
Contact us for access and login queries.