In Québec, political financing and the control of election expenses are subject to principles of fairness and transparency.
Under the principle of equity, all candidates are offered the chance of obtaining the financial means they need to express their opinions, but the right to make contributions is reserved for electors only.
This principle is also reflected in the limiting of election expenses, thereby offering all candidates an equal chance of being elected.
As for the principle of transparency, it is given tangible form in the filing of financial reports and returns of election expenses, the data of which are made public.
Here is a summary of the rules governing financing and the control of election expenses:
These principles are formulated in the Act respecting school elections.