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More than $28 million paid to provincial political entities in 2022

6 April 2023

Categories: Financing, expenses, and contributions, Provincial

The Financement politique : bilan et perspectives 2022 report includes many data points, including the amount of public funding provided to provincial political entities, which amounts to $28 million. Since 2016, the Election Act requires Élections Québec to produce an annual report providing an overview of its financing activities. It also outlines the work planned for the coming year.

The provincial general elections on October 3 were the highlight of 2022. Electors made more than 60,000 contributions to an authorized political party or to an authorized independent candidate. We must ensure that each contribution is compliant before it is given to political entities. The contributions collected determine the matching sums paid to authorized political parties and independent candidates based on every dollar contributed.

Here are some provincial political financing highlights for 2022.

Public financing provided in 2022

  • Total: $28,874,979
  • Allowances: $16,772,149
  • Advances on the reimbursement of election expenses: $9,249,861
  • Matching sums: $2,766,357
  • Audit fees and PCI-DSS standard: $86,612

Distribution of public financing by entity

  • Coalition avenir Québec: $10,145,866
  • Quebec Liberal Party: $6,341,295
  • Québec solidaire: $5,104,932
  • Parti québécois: $4,086,080
  • Conservative Party of Québec: $2,452,118
  • Other entities: $7,446,88

Contributions processed by Élections Québec for 2022

  • 61,291 regular contributions: $5,399,019
  • 40 contributions related to political party leadership campaigns: $5,990

Amount of contributions by entity

  • Parti québécois: $1,596,053
  • Coalition avenir Québec: $1,376,334
  • Québec solidaire: $915,773
  • Conservative Party of Québec: $706,810
  • Quebec Liberal Party: $624,824
  • Other entities: $179,224
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