Letter, Friday, December 12, 2003
Chief Electoral Officer Kingsley declares that Merger is a fact and that the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada no longer exists.
In accordance with subsection 401(2) of the Canada Elections Act, I
wish to inform you that the registry of parties was amended on
December 7, 2003, by replacing the names Canadian Reform
Conservative Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
with the name Conservative Party of Canada.
This is a result of an application made under section 400 of the
Canada Elections Act of the two parties to become a single
registered party resulting from their merger.
I have reviewed the application and have determined that criteria
set out in the Canada Elections Act were met and have made the
required amendments to the registry.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Canada Elections Act, the merger
of the parties is effective on the day the Chief Electoral Officer
amends the registry of parties. the consequence of such a merger are
set out in section 402 of the Act.
Yours truly, Jean-Pierre Kingsley
Chief Electoral Officer of Canada
Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer of Elections Canada
Fax: (613) 993-5380 Or E-mail form.
Sections 400-403 of the Canada Elections Act can be found here. Scroll approximately half way down the page. The Canada Elections Act starts here.