CGA-Canada Launches New Elections E-Guide

    OTTAWA, Sept. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Certified General Accountants
Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) is proud to officially launch its Elections
E-Guide, a valuable tool for those who audit federal political campaigns. This
Guide is a first-ever interactive web-based tool which includes the new
changes to the Elections Act as recent as those that came into effect in
January 2007.
    "Elections in Canada are scrutinized closely to ensure transparency and
integrity," said Anthony Ariganello, CPA (Delaware), FCGA, President and Chief
Executive Officer of CGA-Canada. "Although a general federal election is not
on the immediate horizon, the guide will help in educating and informing
campaign workers while assisting with compliance. We are pleased that official
agents and auditors of the upcoming by-elections will be the first to make use
of the guide. CGAs are proud to contribute to the compliance process by
providing an important public service based on expertise acquired through
rigorous education and experience as well as ongoing professional
    One of CGA-Canada's responsibilities is providing programs, tools and
support to help our members offer high-quality services to their clients. Many
of our members are active in electoral campaigns - especially as official
agents and/or auditors, roles which demand expertise in finance, taxation and
senior business leadership.
    "A practical adjunct to the Canada Elections Act, the Guide will help
candidates and official agents to understand the stringent accounting and
financial reporting requirements of the Act," said Ariganello. "When used in
concert with other resources, the Guide will facilitate compliance with what
has become an increasingly complex electoral environment."
    This Guide contains the most current information available including best
practices, checklists, sample letters and links to the Act and Elections
Canada forms for ease of reference.
    The Elections E-Guide can be downloaded free of charge from the
CGA-Canada website at

    About CGA-Canada

    CGA is the fastest-growing accounting designation in Canada. The CGA
designation focuses on integrity, ethics and the highest education
requirements. Recognized as the country's accounting business leaders, CGAs
provide strategic counsel, financial leadership, and overall direction to all
sectors of the Canadian economy.
    The Association sets standards, develops education programs, publishes
professional materials, advocates on public policy issues, and represents CGAs
nationally and internationally. The Certified General Accountants Association
of Canada represents 68,000 CGAs and students in Canada, Bermuda, the
Caribbean, Hong Kong, and China.

For further information:

For further information: Taylore Ashlie, Director, Communications,
CGA-Canada, (604) 605-5055, Cell: (604) 307-0212,

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