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November 16, 2009
Two guilty pleas in Montérégie

Québec City, November 16, 2009 – Marcel Blanchet, Québec’s Chief Electoral Officer, wishes to inform the population that two guilty pleas have been entered in a case involving offences under the Election Act.

Categories : Provincial, Infractions of the Electoral Act


November 16, 2009
A guilty plea was entered and a guilty verdict handed down in the Montreal area

Québec City, November 16, 2009 – Marcel Blanchet, Québec’s Chief Electoral Officer, wishes to inform the population that guilty pleas have been entered and guilty verdicts handed down in two cases involving offences under the Election Act .

Categories : Provincial, Infractions of the Electoral Act


November 3, 2009
Chief Electoral Officer of Québec announces a citizens' jury on political financing

Quebec City, November 3, 2009 – Québec’s Chief Electoral Officer, Marcel Blanchet, held a press conference earlier today to announce a citizens’ jury on political party financing, which will take place in January. The mandate for this activity has been entrusted to the Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM). The process is intended to fuel the debate on the financing of Quebec’s provincial and municipal political parties.

Categories : Provincial, Provincial financing


September 23, 2009
Official results - Rousseau
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


September 21, 2009
By-election Rousseau
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


September 16, 2009
184 polling stations will be open on polling day

Québec City, September 16, 2009 –– In view of the by-election scheduled in the electoral division of Rousseau on Monday, September 21, 2009, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, would like to announce that a total of 184 polling stations, spread over 13 places of voting, will be open between 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. on polling day.

Categories : Provincial, By-elections


September 11, 2009
Special revision and advance poll in the Rousseau electoral division

Québec, September 11, 2009 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, would like to remind electors who are interested that they can take advantage of the special revision and the advance poll for the by-election of September 21, 2009, in the Rousseau electoral division. The special revision will take place from September 9 to 17, 2009, while the advance poll will be held on September 13 and 14, 2009.

Categories : Provincial, By-elections


September 5, 2009
Five candidates have filed nomination papers for the Rousseau electoral division

Québec City, September 5, 2009 –– A total of five nomination papers have been accepted by the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec for the by-election that is scheduled on September 21, 2009, in the Rousseau electoral division. The period for filing nomination papers ends today at 2 p.m.

Categories : Provincial, By-elections


August 28, 2009
Various options are available to electors of the Rousseau electoral division to exercise their right to vote

Québec, August 28, 2009 – Marcel Blanchet, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, would like to remind electors that various options are available to them to exercise their right to vote, in preparation for the September 21, 2009 by-election in the electoral division of Rousseau. Mr. Blanchet also wishes to recall that one of the prerequisites to be able to exercise their right to vote is to be entered on the list of electors. Electors will thus be able to vote on polling day or take advantage of advance polling. 

Categories : Provincial, By-elections


August 24, 2009
Private Intervenors

Québec City, August 24, 2009 –– In view of the by-election scheduled in the Rousseau electoral division on September 21, 2009, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, would like to remind the public about the rules governing the status of private intervenor.

Categories : Provincial, By-elections


August 20, 2009
Postal ballots for electors temporarily absent from Quebec

Québec City, August 20, 2009 –– The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, would like to inform electors of the electoral division of Rousseau that they can register for the postal ballot right away if they will be outside Québec on polling day or during the advance poll scheduled on September 13 and 14, 2009 and if they cannot take advantage of the five days of voting at the office of the returning officer on September 11, 12, 15, 16 and 17, 2009.

Categories : Provincial, By-elections


August 20, 2009
Political contributions and election expenses: there are rules that must be followed

Québec, August 20, 2009 – Within the context of the upcoming September 21st by-election in the electoral division of Rousseau, Marcel Blanchet, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, would like to remind electors and candidates about the main rules found in the Election Act regarding political contributions and the control of election expenses. As for the rules concerning election expenses, they apply starting today, August 20th, until the close of polling stations on September 21st of this year.

Categories : Provincial, By-elections


August 19, 2009
By-election in the Electoral Division of Rousseau on September 21, 2009

Québec City, August 19, 2009 –– By virtue of a writ of the government of Québec issued today, the Chief Electoral Officer, Me Marcel Blanchet, has to hold election on Monday, September 21, 2009, in the electoral division of Rousseau.

Categories : Provincial, By-elections


June 19, 2009
Legal proceedings instituted by the Chief Electoral Officer under the Election Act. Two guilty pleas are entered in the Montérégie and Bas-Saint-Laurent regions
Québec, June 19, 2009 – Marcel Blanchet, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, wishes to inform the public that two guilty pleas have been entered in files concerning violations of the Election Act.
Categories : Provincial, Infractions of the Electoral Act


June 19, 2009
Political Party Financing. The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec Publishes the 2008 Financial Reports of Provincial Political Parties

Québec City, June 19, 2009 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, announces the publication today of the financial reports of provincial political parties in Québec for the year ending December 31, 2008. In accordance with the provisions of the Election Act, the deadline for filing financial reports was April 30, 2009 for parties and April 1, 2009 for other authorized bodies and entities. The Chief Electoral Officer is presenting the reports in a document containing over 1,350 pages that also contains information about the financial situation of provincial political parties.

Categories : Provincial, Financial reports


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