Elections Canada De-registers Five Liberal Riding Associations - Four More Slated For De-registration Soon
"Five Liberal riding associations have recently been deregistered by Elections Canada and four more could follow suit if they don’t file their 2010 reports, iPolitics has learned.
Deregistration means that those riding associations cannot issue tax receipts, cannot maintain a bank account and are supposed to close down any bank accounts they currently hold. Elections Canada spokesman John Enright said the electoral district associations were deregistered after they missed the May 31 deadline to file their 2010 financial returns.
While the ridings can re-register with Elections Canada, there are a number of steps they have to follow first, he explained.
According to the Elections Canada database, 15 Liberal riding associations have been deregistered since 2006 and 10 have gone through the steps to re-register. Fourteen of the 15 deregistrations have taken place since May 2010."