Various conditions must be met to form a political party.
You should first complete an application for authorization and provide the following information:
The application for authorization of a political party must also be accompanied with:
The information contained in the application is checked by us, especially the members who support the application. To do this, a form is mailed to every member whose name appears on the appendix to the application for authorization. The time it takes to authorize a political party depends on how promptly members reply to our request for confirmation. The authorization could thus be granted when at least 100 electors have confirmed to us that they are members of the party.
In the six months following the authorization, the party must send us a copy of its by-laws duly adopted by the members at a general meeting.
The name of the political party must not contain the word independent and must not be likely to mislead electors as to which party they are supporting. Before choosing the name of the party, it is recommended that you consult the list of authorized provincial political parties and the list of reserved names (in French).
A party may also request an authorization for its entities by completing the appropriate form. Entities are party organizations at the level of the electoral division, a region or Québec as a whole. The following information is thus required: