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.
Any eligible person, corporation, trade union or group that engages in election advertising 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.
An Election TPA can only advertise during an election advertising period.
Registered Election TPAs
|Election 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||May 14, 2018||View|
|Alberta Freedom Committee (AFC)||Don Oszli||Don Oszli||587.316.9386||April 19, 2022|
|Alberta Medical Association||Mr. Michael Gormley||Mr. Cameron Plitt||780.482.0316||www.albertadoctors.org||April 24, 2015||View|
|Alberta Proud (AB Proud)||Daniel Kary||Daniel Kary||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|
|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||Colleen Nash||Rory Gill||780.918.3061||alberta.cupe.ca||June 4, 2018||View|
|CUPE Local 3550||Jorge Illanes||Mabel Ong||780.455.1435||March 3, 2022|
|Family Guy’s Family Law Reform||Bradley Edward Chalmers||Bradley Edward Chalmers||587.501.7125||www.familyguys.ca||May 17, 2022|
|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|
|National Police Federation||Brian Sauvé||Don Armstrong||587.200.0494||npf-fpn.com||February 10, 2022||View|
|WEXIT USA||Peter Downing||Peter Downing||https://wexitusa.info||April 7, 2022|
Last Updated: May 26, 2022
Deregistered Election TPAs
|Name||Registration Date||De-Registration Date||Financial Reporting|
|1ABVote||April 13, 2015||June 28, 2019||View|
|Alberta Fights Back (AFB)||January 15, 2019||April 23, 2021||View|
|Alberta Union of Provincial Employees||December 19, 2014||April 18, 2020||View|
|Alberta Victory Fund||May 31, 2017||January 8, 2021||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|
|Highway Maintenance Contractors (HMCs)||February 4, 2019||February 20, 2021||View|
|Jacqui Vanderfluit||December 22, 2018||April 24, 2022||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 Chambers of Commerce||December 10, 2018||October 30, 2020||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: April 26, 2022
A registered Election TPA can accept advertising contributions at any time, but only from persons ordinarily resident in Alberta. Contributions can be money or in-kind donations of goods or services.
The maximum an Election TPA can receive from any given contributor is $30,000 per year, less any contributions the contributor may make to other Election TPAs and to any Political TPAs in the year.
The TPA chief financial officer is responsible for reporting contributions to Elections Alberta and issuing official contribution receipts to contributors. Receipts issued for contributions to TPAs cannot be claimed for income tax credits.
Click here for more information on contributions.
A registered Election TPA or anyone acting on their behalf can hold events and activities to raise funds for election advertising. Examples of fundraising events include a luncheon, meet & greet, rally, golf tournament, silent auction etc. Contribution rules limit who can pay to attend or who can donate/bid at a silent auction. All fundraising revenues and expenses must be reported on the TPA’s advertising campaign return.
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A registered Election TPA can spend a maximum of $318,400 during election advertising periods for general elections: $159,200 from January 1 to the day before the Writ of Election, plus another $159,200 from the Writ of Election to when polls close on Election Day.
A registered Election TPA can spend a maximum of $3,200, per electoral division, for by-elections.
The following are common examples of reportable 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.
Election TPAs must disclose their financial activities to Elections Alberta by filing weekly contribution reports during election advertising periods and filing election advertising returns. Audited financial statements are required if revenue or expenses for the reporting period exceed $100,000. Automatic late filing fees apply for failure to file a report or return on time.
Click here for more information on filing deadlines.
View registration and financial information for Election 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 report contributions, issue official contribution receipts to contributors, and submit financial returns.
Contact us for access and login queries.