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 Shabbitsemail@example.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
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.