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. 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

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.

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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.

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