Which NDP and Bloc candidate filings are under review by Elections Canada?

Today Marc Mayrand of Elections Canada hinted at the Ethics committee that filings from other parties were also under review by his organization that oversees elections. Currently, Elections Canada claims that the Conservative Party has run afoul of the Elections Act by the shifting of so-called expenses from the national campaign to the local campaigns. However, Elections Canada is only focusing their brutish efforts on the Conservative Party.

I decided to look into this and found that Elections Canada actually discloses via “creative” querying of their database which candidate filings are under review. If we access the contributions and expenses database on the Elections Canada website, we can compare submitted vs. reviewed filings from all candidates. There are discrepancies between both lists suggesting that Elections Canada is actively reviewing a number of filings from candidates of the 2006 General Election.

Data as submitted:

vs. data as reviewed:

Here is the NDP in BC:
Data as submitted:

Data as reviewed:

Nathan Cullen, Libby Davies, and Malcolm James are not on the “data as reviewed by Elections Canada” list while they are on the “data as submitted list”. These NDPers seem to have election filings that are under active review by Elections Canada.

NDP in New Brunswick:
Data as submitted:

Data as reviewed:

Alice Finnamore, Neil Gardner, and Yvon Godin seem to have filings that are under active review by Elections Canada.

NDP in Saskatchewan:
Data as submitted:

Data as reviewed:

Elgin Wayne Wyatt’s name is discrepant between filings submitted to and filings reviewed by Elections Canada suggesting this candidate’s filing is under active review by Elections Canada.

NDP in Ontario:
Data as submitted:


Data as reviewed:


Nirvan Balkissoon, Olivia Chow, Ed Chudak, and Sid Ryan have submitted their filings to Elections Canada but EC has not finished reviewing them meaning they have been flagged for some reason.

NDP in Quebec:
Data as submitted:

Data as reviewed:

Robert Donnelly, Anne Lesvesque, Isabelle Maguire, Ehsan Mohammadian, and Stephane Ricard have not had the reviews of their candidate filings completed by Elections Canada.

NDP in Alberta, Manitoba, Yukon, NWT, Nunavut, PEI, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador:
no discrepancy between lists

The Bloc Quebecois only has one candidate from the last election that appears to be under active review by Elections Canada. Diane Bourgeois, according to the EC website, has submitted her candidate filing, however, its review has not been completed.

BQ in Quebec:
Data as submitted:

Data as reviewed:

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  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    No. The point went to Pat Martin of the NDP. The Bloc was easy to
    process as it is in just one province. The Liberals have many filings
    that are under review, it would have taken some more time to process
    them. I may do so in the next while.

  • Liz J

    Given the despicable behaviour of the entire Opposition , including the Chair, in Committee, more aptly named kangaroo court, we can only hope all parties get checked out. Most especially the NDP, given the smug vitriol spewed forth from Pat Martin’s mouth, with a holier -than-thou demeanor. The Liberals are of course no better in their desperation to GET something on the Conservatives.

    Harper did make mention of the chaos in Committees today when speaking about the difficulties to governing with the Liberal Senate holding up Bills.

  • Wayne

    This comes under the ‘if a tree falls in the forest and nobody reports it category’. The MSM is busy reporting on the MPs and other witnesses that have failed to show up. It won’t matter what the other parties have done. That we have already seen.

  • Marc

    Wasn’t there, at one time, suspicion around egostistical Liberal MP Dominic Leblanc? I sure hope the taxpayers aren’t going to be footing a bill to expand doorways in Ottawa in order to fit Mr. Leblanc ever growing ego… The ethics committee has caused two formerly decent MPs (Leblanc and Martin) to become arrogant human beings.

  • http://www.mrdconservative.com/blog Phil

    The suspicion around D. LeBlanc was shared by other New Brunswick region Liberal candidates, as was their advertising expense. They did a regional ad buy which mentioned nothing about local issues and the only relation to the candidates was the “tag line” on the end with their names. Full details can be found at the link below; it would be interesting to find out if the vocal LeBlanc, Murphy et al are under review.

    http://mrdconservative.com/cgi/wp/?p=197

  • Liz J

    Someone, who I don’t know, should pull the plug on this Szabo “Gong Show”.
    Anyone watching it would wonder what sort of Country would allow such despicable behaviour from elected members of it’s parliament. Pat Martin of the NDP may well regret his boorish behaviour, ditto the rest of the Opposition.
    The Chair is acting like the dictator. The Opposition members get to call the shots, he is willing to oblige them.

    One word…..sickening. How anyone could have any respect for such people is beyond reason.

  • Anonymous

    Hi, Stephen. That shouldn’t be to hard to do. I just checked Elections Canada’s site doing a similar search and I could pull the results out of the HTML source. I’ll write a small script to compare the results and find all Liberals that are still under review. I won’t have a chance to do this until Sunday evening, but I’ll be happy to give you the results once I do.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    I’ve heard that the Conservatives are now circulating a list of candidates under review by Elections Canada. I should see if I can get a copy and post it here. I think a lot of people were surprised by Mayrand’s invitation to check the EC website for filings under review.

  • paulsstuff

    Stephen, I notice some of the names mentioned were part of the affadvits presented in the court case showing the same in and out with other parties. I have to wonder how the reviews have not been finalized from an election that took place January, 2006.

    You don’t suppose EC might be putting off finalizing these reviews and sending the corresponding rebates when approved as it will prove that the Conservative party is being targeted for something done by all parties?

  • Jen

    One question stephen, why hasn’t the MSM broadcast these findings then to question olivia ,LIBBY etc.
    Also Mac Maynard mentioned a while back that he was concern at the behaviour of the Commissioner for the election canada.

    Apparently the kangaroo jury do not like their witnesses very much since none of them are falling into the juries’trap.

    The venom from Pat Martin is oozing from his mouth; he wants to kill two birds with one stone so his party can get into Power by eliminating the liberals with his daily rantings on the adscam and the conservatives.

  • http://www.punditsguide.ca Pundits’ Guide

    Hi Stephen,

    Although my data was assembled in February, I did do a review of the number of outstanding or not yet reviewed candidate financial returns from the 2004 and 2006 General Elections, as well as the 2006 By-elections, and reported it at the Pundits’ Guide at the same time I posted the candidate financial data (see here for that table).

    My understanding is that it’s a two step process whereby candidates submit their returns, and then the returns are reviewed by Elections Canada, the latter stage being viewed as a kind of “acceptance” of the return’s accuracy/compliance with the reporting regs. At least one media story suggests that Elections Canada is feeling backlogged, which may explain some of the delays.

    I haven’t made a review and update of that data recently, although it’s on my to-do list. For the benefit of your readers, some summary metrics from each candidate’s financial return are posted at every riding profile page at the Pundits’ Guide on the “Financial Metrics” tab (the current 308 ridings, that is). Financial returns that were still “as submitted” in February are shown in italics there. For example, here is the financial metric data for Guelph, ON.

    regards, alice

  • http://jamesbowie.blogspot.com James Bowie

    I expected better from you Taylor. Minus one.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    and James, I expected better from you. The difference is (and the root of my expectations) is that you should tell me why. See, I know that you're a partisan Liberal and I could assume that your disaffection stems from your dislike of the colour blue and the blue tie I usually wear when I write from a conservative POV. But, I wouldn't assume you to be so superficial so I hope you'll enunciate the source of your unmet expectations.

    It's what any hack that participates in political discussion would expect.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    and James, I expected better from you. The difference is (and the root of my expectations) is that you should tell me why. See, I know that you’re a partisan Liberals and I could assume that your disaffection stems from your dislike of the colour blue and the blue tie I usually wear when I write from a conservative POV. But, I wouldn’t assume you to be so superficial so I hope you’ll enunciate the source of your unmet expectations.

    It’s what any hack that participates in political discussion would expect.

  • http://jamesbowie.blogspot.com James Bowie

    I expected better from you Taylor. Minus one.