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May 23, 2006
The Chief Electoral Officer Publishes the Highlights of the Financial Reports of Provincial Political Parties for 2005

Today, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, is publishing the highlights of the financial reports of the 11 political parties of Québec for the financial year ending on December 31, 2005. In accordance with the provisions of the Election Act, the deadline for filing the financial reports of political parties was April 30, 2005.

Categories : Provincial, Financial reports


May 9, 2006
The Financial Reports of the Riding Associations of Political Parties are Available
The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec would like to remind media representatives that, in addition to the “national” financial reports, the financial reports of riding associations of provincial political parties have been available since April 1, 2006. In the case, for instance, of the Parti québécois and the Action démocratique du Québec / Équipe Mario Dumont, these financial reports include the lists of persons who made contributions of over $200. These reports of riding associations help to provide a complete picture of the financial situation of the political parties.
Categories : Provincial, Financial reports


May 4, 2006
The Financial Reports of the Three Political Parties Represented in the National Assembly Available for Review by Interested Journalists
The Chief Electoral Officer, Me Marcel Blanchet, invites interested journalists to review the 2005 financial reports of the three political parties represented at the National Assembly; that is, the Action démocratique du Québec / Équipe Mario Dumont, the Parti Libéral du Québec and the Parti Québécois.
Categories : Provincial, Financial reports


April 5, 2006
158 Polling Stations will be Open on Polling Day
The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, would like to announce that during the by-election scheduled in the Sainte-Marie—Saint-Jacques electoral division on Monday, April 10, 2006, a total of 158 polling stations in 16 voting places, will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


March 31, 2006
Special Revision and Advance Poll for the Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques By-election
The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, would like to remind the electors concerned that they may take advantage of the special revision and advance poll for the April 10th by-election in the Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques electoral division. The special revision will take place from March 29 to April 5, while the advance poll will be held on April 2 and 3, 2006.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


March 27, 2006
A Total of Seven Candidates Have Filed Nomination Papers in the Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques Electoral Division
A total of seven nomination papers have been accepted by the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec for the by-election scheduled on April 10, 2006 in the Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques electoral division. The deadline for the filing of nomination papers expired today at 2 p.m.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


March 20, 2006
The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec is Recruiting Returning Officers

The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec has launched a recruitment competition to fill the position of returning officer in several electoral divisions of Québec. The competition is aimed at appointing a major democracy player whose mandate will be to represent the Chief Electoral Officer in several electoral divisions mainly by organizing and holding electoral events such as general elections and by-elections. The deadline for submitting applications is April 10, 2006. The returning officer, who will be appointed for a 10-year tenure, will be selected in an impartial three-stage process.

Categories : Provincial, DGE


March 17, 2006
The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec is Recruiting a Returning Officer - Wanted: A Major Democracy Player in the Ungava Electoral Division

The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec has launched a recruitment competition to fill the position of returning officer in the electoral division of Ungava. The competition is aimed at appointing a major democracy player whose mandate will be to represent the Chief Electoral Officer in this electoral division mainly by organizing and holding electoral events such as general elections and by-elections. The deadline for submitting applications is April 18, 2006. The returning officer, who will be appointed for a 10-year tenure, will be selected in an impartial three-stage process.

Categories : Provincial, DGE


March 16, 2006
By-election of April 10, 2006 - You Must be Entered on the List of Electors to Exercise your Voting Right
The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, would like to remind the public that only qualified electors who are registered on the list of electors can vote in the by-election that is scheduled in the electoral division of Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques on Monday April 10, 2006. Me Blanchet would also like to mention that the revision of the list of electors will take place from March 20th to 28th in the electoral division.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


March 9, 2006
By-election of April 10, 2006 - Private Intervenors
On the occasion of the by-election scheduled in the electoral division of Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques on April 10, 2006, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, would like to clarify the rules governing the status of private intervenor.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


March 7, 2006
By-election Scheduled in the Electoral Division of Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques on April 10, 2006

Under an order in council of the gouvernement du Québec signed yesterday, the Chief Electoral Officer, Me Marcel Blanchet, will hold Elections on Monday, April 10, 2005, in the electoral division of Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques. Here are some key dates for the election: ...

Categories : Provincial, By-elections


March 3, 2006
Swearing in of returning officers in ten electoral divisions in Québec

The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, would like to announce the swearing in of 10 returning officers. It is worth noting that in each of the electoral divisions in Québec, returning officers are responsible for all activities related to the holding of elections or referendums and ensure that the laws administered by the Chief Electoral Officer are being applied.

Categories : Provincial, DGE


February 20, 2006
A Political Party Changes its Name in Québec
On February 13, 2006, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, authorized the party Union des forces progressistes to change its name. The party, as well as its 20 authorities, will now be known as: Québec solidaire.
Categories : Provincial, Authorized political parties


January 13, 2006
Investigation by the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec Concerning Certain Revelations Contained in the Book Les secrets d'Option Canada*
The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, has announced the appointment Hon. Bernard Grenier, a retired Québec Court judge, as the investigating commissioner in charge of examining certain allegations made in the book Les secrets d’Option Canada, by Normand Lester and Robin Philpot, and more specifically all the documents submitted by the authors. This appointment follows the Chief Electoral Officer’s decision last Decem ber to review its investigation into Option Canada.
Categories : Provincial, Referendum - 1995


December 21, 2005
Legal Action Taken by the Chief Electoral Officer - Guilty Plea
The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, would like to inform the public that a guilty plea was entered in a case concerning a violation of the Election Act. The case concerned the filing of a false report of election expenses after the 2003 provincial elections.
Categories : Provincial, Infractions of the Electoral Act


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