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Provincial Tips on Searching

There are six different searches in relation to provincial political entities that you can do in the Financial Reports and Political Contributions (FRPC) System:

  • Search for Financial Reports
  • Search for Election Sumamry
  • Search for Political Contributions
  • Search for Combined Political Contributions
  • Search for Interim Political Contributions
  • Search for Sponsorship Contributions
To view scanned images of provincial financial reports, including their amendments, you can use the Financial Reports search.

  1. Financial reports search
  2. Searching for financial reports by partial filer name
  3. Searching for financial reports by affiliation
  4. Searching for financial reports by filer type
  5. Searching for financial reports by electoral district
  6. Searching for financial reports by filer name
  7. Searching for financial reports by report type
  8. Searching for financial reports by event name
  9. Speeding up your search
  10. The results screen
  11. The report listing screen

To view summary financial information related to an election, you can use the Election Summary search.

  1. Election summary search
  2. Searching for election summaries by partial filer name
  3. Searching for election summaries by affiliation
  4. Searching for election summaries by filer type
  5. Searching for election summaries by electoral district
  6. Searching for election summaries by filer name
  7. Searching for election summaries by event name
  8. Speeding up your search
  9. The results screen
  10. The details screen
  11. Downloading election summary data

To view political contributions made under the Election Act, you can use the Political Contributions, Combined Political Contributions searches and Interim Political Contributions searches.

  1. Political contributions search
  2. Combined political contributions search
  3. Interim political contributions search
  4. Sponsorship contributions search
  5. Searching for contributions by partial contributor name
  6. Searching for contributions by affiliation (including contributions made to candidates, contestants and constituency associations of a political party)
  7. Searching for contributions by filer type
  8. Searching for contributions by electoral district
  9. Searching for contributions by filer name
  10. Searching for contributions by event name
  11. Searching for contributions by report period
  12. Searching for contributions by contributor class
  13. Searching for contributions by date
  14. Speeding up your search
  15. The results screen
  16. Downloading political contribution data

  1. Financial reports search

    This search allows you to select and view scanned images of provincial financial reports filed with Elections BC under the Election Act, the Recall and Initiative Act, and the Referendum Act.

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  2. Searching for financial reports by partial filer name

    To view a financial report filed for a particular individual or organization, enter part of their name into the box labelled Partial Filer Name. The FRPC System will search for all filers with that name, or part of that name, and display matches in the search results screen.

    The system does not use wildcards (e.g. *). Since the spelling of names can differ, unless you are absolutely sure of the full name and spelling of the filer name you are looking for, it is better to enter only the last name and then scroll through the search results to find the particular report you are looking for.

    After you complete a search, you can edit or refine your search criteria by clicking the Modify Search button.

    As an alternative to searching by partial filer name, you can use the Filer Name drop down box in the search criteria.

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  3. Searching for financial reports by affiliation

    Affiliation is the provincial political party that the filer is associated with. For example, a candidate who runs for the XYZ Party is affiliated with that party. Independent candidates and candidates not representing a registered political party do not have party affiliations. Their affiliations will appear as either “Independent” or “Other” in the Affiliation drop down list.

    You can limit your search to reports filed by the candidates or constituency associations of a particular political party by using the Affiliation drop box to select that political party’s name.

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  4. Searching for financial reports by filer type

    The filer type is the type of individual or organization that files provincial financing reports with Elections BC. The filer types are:

    • political party
    • candidate
    • constituency association
    • leadership contestant
    • third party election advertising sponsor
    • initiative petition proponent
    • initiative petition opponent
    • initiative petition advertising sponsor
    • recall petition Member (MLA)
    • recall petition proponent
    • recall petition advertising sponsor
    • referendum opponent
    • referendum proponent
    • referendum advertising sponsor

    Once a political party or constituency association is deregistered, they no longer have to file financing reports with Elections BC. However, financial reports that were filed at a time when they were previously registered are searchable in FRPC.

    You can limit your search to a particular filer type by using the Filer Type drop down box.

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  5. Searching for financial reports by electoral district

    An electoral district (ED) is a geographical area defined in the Electoral Districts Act that is represented by a Member of the Legislative Assembly. They are also commonly called constituencies or ridings.

    The Electoral District drop down box contains the names of all electoral districts that have been established since 1999. The electoral district boundaries are reviewed and revised after every second general election. This can result in different electoral district names for similar geographic areas.

    Electoral district is not relevant for political parties, leadership contestants, initiative participants, referendum participants or third party election advertising sponsors.

    You can limit your search to a particular electoral district by using the Electoral District drop down box.

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  6. Searching for financial reports by filer name

    The Filer Name drop down box contains the names of all entities (individuals and organizations) who have filed a financial report with Elections BC since 2004. Candidates and political parties are identified by their ballot name.

    You can limit your search to a particular entity by using the Filer Name drop down box.

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  7. Searching for financial reports by report type

    The Report Type drop down box contains a list of the different type of financial reports filed with Elections BC.

    You can limit your search to a particular report type using the Report Type drop down box.

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  8. Searching for financial reports by event name

    The Event Name drop down box contains the names of all events (e.g. elections, leadership contests, etc.) for which reports have been filed with Elections BC.

    You can limit your search to a particular event by using the Event Name drop down box.

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  9. Speeding up your search

    There are many scanned financial reports in the FRPC System. For faster search results, narrow your search by selecting as much information as possible in the search drop down boxes. The more fields you select, the faster your results will be returned.

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  10. The results screen

    Once you have selected your search criteria, click on the Search button. The FRPC System will return provincial financial reports that match the criteria you selected.

    The search results will appear on the screen in a table format with your search criteria at the top of the screen. You can change your search criteria by clicking on the Modify Search button.

    On the search results table, you can sort the data by clicking on an underlined column heading. For example, if you want to sort by the filer type, click on the column heading Filer Type. You can only sort by one column at a time.

    The search results screen shows 50 records per page. If your results contain more than 50 records, you can click on the other page numbers which are shown just above the search results column headings as well as just below the search results.

    To select and view a scanned provincial financial report, click on the Report Name link.

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  11. The report listing screen

    After selecting a report to view, the report listing screen will appear. The column headings for the report listing screen are explained below:

    Version The original report as filed with Elections BC and all amendments to the report are listed.
    PDF View the report as a PDF file.
    For Dial-up Users For users with dial-up internet connection, view the report page by page.
    Date Filed The date the report, or amendment, was filed with Elections BC.

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  12. Election summary search

    This search allows you to view a summary of financial information for provincial financial reports that are related to an election. This summary information is only available for provincial financial reports that are related to an election since 2018.

    The election summary search results displays election inflows, outflows, and reimbursements from reports filed by political parties, constituency associations, candidates and third party election advertising sponsors.

    The search results of election summary data includes:

    • The filer name of the individual or organization who filed the report
    • The name of the report, including a link to the most recent version.
    • The party affiliation of the filer (if applicable)
    • The filer type of the individual or organization who filed the report
    • The electoral district in which the filer is registered (if applicable)
    • The total outflows of the report
    • The total reimbursement amount the filer received (if applicable)
    • A link to a details screen where further details related to the inflows and outflows of the report can be found

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  13. Searching for election summaries by partial filer name

    To view summary financial information related to an election for a particular individual or organization, enter part of their name into the box labelled Partial Filer Name. The FRPC System will search for all filers with that name, or part of that name, and display matches in the search results screen.

    The system does not use wildcards (e.g. *). Since the spelling of names can differ, unless you are absolutely sure of the full name and spelling of the filer name you are looking for, it is better to enter only part of the name and then scroll through the search results to find the particular report you are looking for.

    After you complete a search, you can edit or refine your search criteria by clicking the Modify Search button.

    An alternative to searching by partial filer name, you can use the Filer Name drop down box in the search criteria.

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  14. Searching for election summaries by affiliation

    Affiliation is the provincial political party that the filer is associated with. For example, a candidate who runs for the XYZ Party is affiliated with that party. Independent candidates and candidates not representing a registered political party do not have party affiliations. Their affiliations will appear as either “Independent” or “Other” in the Affiliation drop down list.

    To limit your search to candidates or constituency associations of a particular political party, you can select that political party’s name from the Affiliation drop down box to filter the filer name search by affiliation.

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  15. 15. Searching for election summaries by filer type

    The filer type is the type of individual or organization that filed the provincial financing reports with Elections BC. The filer types that file reports specific to an election are:

    • political party
    • constituency association
    • candidate
    • third party election advertising sponsor

    You can limit your search to a particular filer type by using the Filer Type drop down box.

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  16. Searching for election summaries by electoral district

    An electoral district (ED) is a geographical area defined in the Electoral Districts Act that is represented by a Member of the Legislative Assembly. They are also commonly called constituencies or ridings. The electoral district boundaries are reviewed and revised after every second general election. This can result in different electoral district names for similar geographic areas.

    Electoral district is not relevant for political parties or third party election advertising sponsors.

    You can limit your search to a particular electoral district by using the Electoral District drop down box.

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  17. Searching for election summaries by filer name

    The Filer Name drop down box contains the names of all entities (individuals and organizations) who have filed a report related to an election with Elections BC since 2019. Candidates and political parties are identified by their ballot name.

    You can limit your search to a particular entity by using the Filer Name drop down box.

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  18. Searching for election summaries by event name

    The Event Name drop down box contains the names of all election events with Elections BC during or after 2018.

    You can limit your search to a particular event by using the Event Name drop down box.

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  19. Speeding up your search

    There are many election summary financial data records in the FRPC System. For faster search results, narrow your search by selecting as much information as possible in the search drop down boxes. The more fields you select, the faster your results will be returned.

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  20. The results screen

    Once you have selected your search criteria, click on the Search button. The FRPC System will return election summary information that matches the criteria you selected.

    The search results appear in a table format with the search criteria at the top of the screen. You can change your search criteria by clicking on the Modify Search button, print your search results by clicking on the Printer Friendly button, or download your search results by clicking on the Download Search Results button.

    On the search results table, you can sort the data by clicking on a column heading. For example, if you want to sort by the filer type, click on the column heading Filer Type. You can only sort by one column at a time.

    The search results screen shows 50 records per page. If your results contain more than 50 records, you can click on the other page numbers which are shown just above the search results column headings as well as just below the search results.

    To view further details related to the inflows and outflows of the report, you can click on the View Details link.

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  21. The details screen

    Once you click on the View Details link, more detailed election summary information is shown from the previous search results screen.

    The information outlined on the details screen for political parties, constituency associations, and candidates is explained below:

    Political Contributions by Individuals The dollar value of contributions from all individual contributors.
    Political Contributions by Anonymous The dollar value of contributions from anonymous contributors.
    Total Political Contributions The sum of contributions from both Individual and Anonymous contributors.
    Transfers Received The dollar value of all transfers received.
    Fundraising Income The dollar value of all fundraising income not reported as political contributions.
    Other Income The dollar value of all other income.
    Loans Received The dollar value of all loans received.
    Total Inflows The sum of Total Political Contributions and all other inflows.
    Election Expenses Subject to the Expenses Limit The dollar value of election expenses subject to the expenses limit.
    Election Expenses Not Subject to the Expenses Limit The dollar value of election expenses not subject to the expenses limit.
    Transfers Given The dollar value of all transfers given.
    Total Outflows The sum of all outflows.
    Total reimbursement The dollar value of reimbursement.

    The information outlined on the details screen for third party election advertising sponsors is explained below:

    Sponsorship Contributions by Individuals The dollar value of contributions from all individual contributors.
    Sponsorship Contributions by Anonymous The dollar value of contributions from anonymous contributors.
    Total Sponsorship Contributions The sum of contributions from both Individual and Anonymous contributors.
    Sponsor’s Own Assets Used The dollar value of sponsor’s assets, other than contributions, that were used to pay for advertising.
    Total Inflows The sum of Total Sponsorship Contributions and Sponsor’s Own Assets Used.
    Total Pre-Campaign Period Election Advertising The dollar value of pre-campaign period election advertising.
    Total Campaign Period Election Advertising The dollar value of campaign period election advertising.
    Total Outflows The sum of total pre-campaign period election advertising and total campaign period election advertising.

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  22. Downloading election summary data

    All election summary data posted on FRPC may be downloaded directly from the search screen by clicking: "To download all election summary data click here."

    Faster downloads can be done by narrowing your search, as discussed earlier in the Tips on Searching, and clicking on the Download Search Results button on the search results screen.

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  23. Political contributions search

    This search allows you to view and download all political contributions reported by registered provincial political parties, registered constituency associations, candidates and leadership contestants.

    The data identifies contributions from contributors who made one or more political contributions under the Election Act during a reporting period that have a total value greater than $250. This information is disclosed on form S-A1 in annual financial reports, election financing reports, leadership contestant financing reports and deregistration financial reports. For these contributions, the search results include:

    • Name of the contributor
    • Date the contribution was made
    • Amount of the contribution
    • Class of the contributor
    • Names of two principal officers (where applicable)
    • The filer name to whom the contribution was made
    • The filer type to whom the contribution was made
    • The party affiliation of the filer (where applicable)
    • The contribution type
    • The date of the event at which the contribution was made (where applicable)
    • The electoral district in which the filer is registered
    • The year in which the filer’s electoral district was established

    Election financing reports for political parties and constituency associations include contributors who made political contributions from January 1 to General Voting Day.

    Annual financial reports for political parties and constituency associations report contributors who made political contributions during the calendar year. If there is an election during the year, the contributor information from the political party’s and constituency association’s election financing report is also included in the annual financial report.

    Deregistration financial reports for political parties and constituency associations include contributors who made political contributions from January 1 to the date of deregistration.

    Candidate and leadership contestant financing reports include contributors who made political contributions at any time in relation to the candidacy or leadership contest.

    It is not a requirement of the Election Act to report the date for political contribution of $250 or less or for anonymous contributions. Therefore, for Total Contributions of $250 or less (reported by class and for Total Anonymous Contributions), the date shown in the search results is the last day of the reporting period.

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  24. Combined political contributions search

    This search includes combined contributions from contributors who, during the calendar year, made one or more political contributions to the registered provincial political party, constituency associations or candidates for the party that, in total, have a value of greater than $250. Political parties use form S-A1-A in their annual financial reports and deregistration financial reports to report these contributions.

    For example, a contributor gave $100 to 10 candidates for the same party in the same calendar year:

    The name of the contributor would not appear in the Political Contribution search because the total contributed to each candidate is $250 or less. Instead, the contributions would appear in the candidates’ total contributions by class.

    However, the contributor’s information and each individual contribution would appear in the Combined Political Contribution search because the combined total of political contributions is greater than $250 (10 candidates x $100 = $1,000), and must be reported on the party’s form S-A1-A.

    The search results include:

    • Name of the contributor
    • Date the contribution was made
    • Amount of the contribution
    • The political party that reported the contribution
    • Class of the contributor
    • Names of two principal officers (where applicable)
    • The contribution type
    • The date of the event at which the contribution was made (where applicable)

    Form S-A1-A is only used by registered provincial political parties in their annual financial reports and deregistration financial reports and does not include contributors who made political contributions to leadership contestants.

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  25. Interim political contributions search

    This search allows you to view and download all political contributions reported by registered provincial political parties that are eligible to receive an annual allowance payment from Elections BC.

    The data identifies contributions from contributors who made one or more political contributions under the Election Act during a reporting period that have a total value greater than $250. This information is disclosed on form S-A1 in interim financial reports. For these contributions, the search results include:

    • Name of the contributor
    • Date the contribution was made
    • Amount of the contribution
    • Class of the contributor
    • The political party that reported the contribution
    • The contribution type
    • The event date in which the contribution was made (where applicable)

    Interim financial reports include contributors who made political contributions in an interim reporting period.

    For 2018, the interim reporting periods are as follows:

    1. January 1 to June 30;
    2. July 1 to December 31.

    For 2019 and subsequent years, the interim reporting periods are as follows:

    1. January 1 to March 31;
    2. April 1 to June 30;
    3. July 1 to September 30;
    4. October 1 to December 31.

    It is not a requirement of the Election Act to report the date for political contributions of $250 or less or for anonymous contributions. Therefore, for Total Contributions (reported by class) and for Total Anonymous Contributions, the date shown in the search results is the last day of the interim reporting period.

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  26. Sponsorship contributions search

    This search allows you to view and download all sponsorship contributions reported by third party election advertising sponsors.

    The data identifies contributions from contributors who made one or more sponsorship contributions under the Election Act during a reporting period that have a total value greater than $250. This information is disclosed on form S-A(b) in an Initial or Subsequent Disclosure Report, and on form S-A1(b) in an Election Disclosure Report. For these contributions, the search results include:

    • Name of the contributor
    • Date the contribution was made
    • Amount of the contribution
    • Class of the contributor
    • The filer name to whom the contribution was made

    Initial disclosure reports include contributors who made one or more sponsorship contributions that have a total value greater than $250 from the most recent general election up to when the initial disclosure report is filed. The initial disclosure report must be filed within 14 days of a third party election advertising sponsor sponsoring an advertising message that brings their total value of election advertising to an amount greater than $10,000.

    Subsequent disclosure reports include contributors who made one or more sponsorship contributions that have a total value over $250 from the date of the initial disclosure report up to when the subsequent disclosure report is filed. The subsequent disclosure report must be filed within 14 days of a third party election advertising sponsor receiving a sponsorship contribution from a contributor who has made one or more contributions that have a total value of over $250 since the date of the initial disclosure report.

    Election disclosure reports include all contributors who made sponsorship contributions from the previous general election up to the most recent general election.

    It is not a requirement of the Election Act to report the date for sponsorship contributions of $250 or less or for anonymous contributions. Therefore, for Total Contributions of $250 or less (reported by class) and Total Anonymous Contributions from Election Disclosure Reports, the date shown in the search results is the General Voting Day date of the event for which the report was filed.

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  27. Searching for contributions by partial contributor name

    To search for a particular contributor by name, the contributor must have made political contributions that in total are greater than $250.

    Enter any part of their name into the box labelled Partial Contributor Name. The FRPC System will return contribution records that match or include that string of text in the name of the contributor or principal officers.

    For example, if you enter Smith in the contributor name field, the FRPC System will search for all contributors and principal officers that include Smith within their name, including Smith, Smithson, Smithfield, etc.

    The system does not use wildcards (e.g. *). Since the spelling of names can differ, unless you are absolutely sure of the full name and spelling of the contributor name you are looking for, it is better to enter only the last name and then scroll through the search results to find the particular contributor.

    For example, to determine whether Matt Smith made a political contribution over $250 to any filer, entering Matt Smith in the box labelled Partial Contributor Name would not return contributions made by Matt Adam Smith or Matthew Smith.

    You can edit or refine your search criteria by clicking the Modify Search button.

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  28. Searching for contributions by affiliation (including contributions made to candidates, contestants and constituency associations of a political party)

    The affiliation is the provincial political party that the filer is associated with. For example, a candidate who runs for the XYZ Party is affiliated with that party. Independent candidates and candidates not representing a registered political party do not have party affiliations. Their affiliations will appear as either “Independent” or “Other” in the Affiliation drop down list.

    To search for contributions made to the candidates, contestants or constituency associations of a particular provincial political party during a reporting period, select that political party’s name from the Affiliation drop down box. This will also filter the filer name drop down box so that only those candidates, contestants, and constituency associations of the chosen political party will appear.

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  29. Searching for contributions by filer type

    The filer type is the type of individual or organization registered with Elections BC that received the political contribution and disclosed the contribution in a financing report. The following filer types report political contribution information to Elections BC for public disclosure:

    • candidate
    • constituency association
    • leadership contestant
    • political party

    Only third party election advertising sponsors file sponsorship contribution information to Elections BC that is searchable in FRPC.

    You can limit your search to a particular filer type by using the Filer Type drop down box.

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  30. Searching for contributions by electoral district

    An electoral district (ED) is a geographical area defined in the Electoral Districts Act that is represented by a Member of the Legislative Assembly. They are also commonly called constituencies or ridings.

    The Electoral District drop down box contains the names of all electoral districts that have been established since 1999. The electoral district boundaries are reviewed and revised after every second general election. This can result in different electoral district names for similar geographic areas.

    When searching in the FRPC System, the Electoral District column identifies the area in which the filer is registered, therefore, this column is not relevant for political parties, leadership contestants or third party election advertising sponsors as they are not registered to a particular electoral district.

    This information does NOT indicate the electoral district where the contributor resides.

    You can limit your search to a particular electoral district by using the Electoral District drop down box. The electoral district field is only relevant for candidates and constituency associations. If you select a filer type of political party or leadership contestant, you cannot select an electoral district.

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  31. Searching for contributions by filer name

    The Filer Name drop down box contains the names of all entities (individuals and organizations) who have reported receiving political contributions to Elections BC since 2005. Candidates and political parties are identified by their ballot name. When searching for sponsorship contributions, the Filer Name drop down box contains the names of all entities (individuals and organizations) who have reported receiving sponsorship contributions to Elections BC since 2018.

    You can limit your search to a particular filer by using the Filer Name drop down box, and all contributions reported by that filer will appear in your search results.

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  32. Searching for contributions by event name

    To search for contributions made in relation to a specific event, select the name of the event from the Event Name drop down box.

    When searching deregistration or annual financial report events, only contributions received by political parties and constituency associations will be displayed.

    Only political parties and constituency associations are required to file deregistration or annual financial reports, so when searching for deregistration or annual financial report events, only contributions received by political parties and constituency associations will be displayed.

    When searching for an election event that occurred prior to 2017, the search results will only include contributions received by candidates and nomination contestants, as contributions received by political parties and constituency associations are reported in their annual financial reports.

    Since each report type has different reporting periods, when an event is selected from the Event Name drop down box, the contribution date fields will be greyed out and cannot be used to filter search results within FRPC. For example, political parties and constituency associations must report political contributions received since December 31 of the previous year, up to and including General Voting Day, however, candidates, leadership contestants and third party election advertising sponsors do not have a defined reporting period, and must disclose all political contributions received in relation to their candidacy or election advertising sponsoring. This means that candidates, leadership contestants and third party election advertising sponsors may have contributions in either the years before or year after an election, depending on their campaign.

    If you would like to filter the search results for political contributions for a specific event that occurred during or after 2018, you can filter your search by using the Event Name drop down box, and all political contributions from candidates, constituency associations, and political parties that are reported by that event name will appear in your search results.

    If you would like to filter the search results for political contributions for a specific event that occurred prior to 2018, you can filter your search by using the Event Name drop down box, and political contributions from candidates and that are reported by that event name will appear in your search results.

    If you would like to filter your search results for political contributions for a specific event which occurred prior to 2018 that includes contributions from constituency associations and political parties, this can be done by using the Event Name drop down box and selecting the Annual Financial Report of the year in which the event occurred, and then sorting the search results by contribution date, or by downloading the data and filtering it by contribution date.

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  33. Searching for contributions by interim report period

    To search for interim political contributions made during a specific report period, select the desired period from the Report Period drop down box in the Interim Political Contributions Search.

    Since each report period relates to a specific period of time, only contributions made within that period will be returned in the search results.

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  34. Searching for contributions by contributor class

    As of November 2017, only eligible individuals are permitted to make contributions in BC. The contributor class field is helpful for previous contributions. To search for contributions made by contributors of a specific contributor class, select the desired class from the Contributor Class drop down box. The contributor classes are:

    • 1 – Individual
    • 2 – Corporation
    • 3 – Unincorporated Business/Commercial Organization (e.g. sole proprietorship or partnership)
    • 4 – Trade Union
    • 5 – Non-Profit Organization
    • 6 – Other
    • Anon – Anonymous

    As of November 2017, contributions are no longer allowed to be accepted from classes 2 through 6.

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  35. Searching for contributions by date

    To search for political contributions made within a certain period of time, select a beginning date, end date, or both, using the Date From and Date To. The search results will be filtered to return contributions that were made within the selected period of time.

    Since each report type has different reporting periods, when an event is selected from the Event Name drop down box, the contribution date fields will be greyed out and cannot be used to filter search results within FRPC.

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  36. Speeding up your search

    There are many contribution records in the FRPC System. For faster search results, narrow your search by selecting as much information as possible in the search drop down boxes. The more specific your search, the faster your results will be returned.

    As an example, if you want to search for contributors who gave contributions to a specific party during 2013, we recommend you limit your search by selecting that party from the Filer Name drop down list and select the Date From as January 1, 2013 and the Date To as December 31, 2013.

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  37. The results screen

    Once you have selected your desired search criteria on the search screen, click on the Search button. The FRPC System will return contributions that match the criteria you selected.

    The search results appear in a table format with the search criteria at the top of the screen. You can change your search criteria by clicking on the Modify Search button; print your search results by clicking on the Printer Friendly button; or download your search results by clicking on the Download Search Results button.

    On the search results table, you can sort the data by clicking on an underlined column heading. For example, if you want to sort by the amount of the contribution, click on the column heading Amount. You can only sort by one column at a time.

    The search results screen shows 50 records per page. If your results contain more than 50 records, you must click on the other page numbers which are shown just above the search results column headings.

    The columns for the three political contribution searches differ slightly from each other.

    The column headings for the provincial Political Contributions, Combined Political Contributions and Interim Political Contributions search results are explained below:

    Contributor Name The name of the individual or organization that made the contribution.
    Date The date the contribution was made.
    Amount The dollar value of the contribution. For contributions of goods and services, this is the fair market value.
    Class The class of the contributor. The classes are:
    • 1 – Individual
    • 2 – Corporation
    • 3 – Unincorporated Business/Commercial Organization (e.g. sole proprietorship or partnership)
    • 4 – Trade Union
    • 5 – Non-Profit Organization
    • 6 – Other
    • Anon – Anonymous
    Principal Officer 1 and Principal Officer 2 Numbered corporations and unincorporated organizations must disclose the names of two principal officers or directors.
    Filer Name The name of the individual or organization that received the contribution.
    Filer Type The type of individual or organization to whom the contribution was made.
    Affiliation The political party that the filer is associated with.
    Contribution Type The type of contribution. These types are:
    • 1 – Fundraising function ticket sold for more than $250
    • 2 – Property/services purchased for more than $250 above market value at a fundraising function
    • 3 – Property/services with a value greater than $250 donated for sale at a fundraising function
    • 4 – Fees to attend a political party convention
    • 5 – Fees to attend a political party leadership convention
    • 6 – Contributions by candidate/contestant for personal expenses
    • 9 – All other contributions received
    Event Date The date of the event at which the political contribution was received (if applicable).
    Electoral District The electoral district of a candidate or constituency association. Electoral district is not relevant for political parties, leadership contestants or third party election advertising sponsors.
    ED Boundary Established The electoral district boundaries are reviewed and revised after every second general election. The year represents when the electoral district boundaries were established.
    Party The political party which reported the contribution on their S-A1-A form.

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  38. Downloading contribution data

    All political contribution data may be downloaded directly from the search screen by clicking: "To download all political contributions data click here." All sponsorship contribution data may be downloaded directly from the search screen by clicking: "To download all sponsorship contributions data click here."

    Faster downloads can be done by narrowing your search, as discussed above, and clicking on the Download Search Results button on the search results screen.

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