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March 5, 2014
Press Release no. 1 - A general election will be held in Québec on April 7, 2014
Québec, March 5, 2012 – Pursuant to an order of the Government of Québec issued today, Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer, must hold a general election in Québec on April 7 of this year.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2014


December 6, 2013
Press release No. 9 – By-elections of December 9, in Outremont and Viau - 214 polling stations will be open on polling day
Quebec City, December 6, 2012 –– Concerning the by-elections in the electoral divisions of Outremont and Viau, to be held on Monday, December 9, 2013, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, is reporting that a total of 214 polling stations, spread over 33 polling places, will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.. 105 polling stations will be open in Outremont, while 109 will receive the electors in Viau.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections, DGE


November 28, 2013
Press release No. 8 – By-election of December 9, in Outremont and Viau - Various procedures are available for electors wishing to exercise their right to vote
Quebec City, November 28, 2013 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, reminds electors that there are various ways for them to exercise their right to vote in the by-elections of December 9. Mr. Drouin also reminds them that registration on the list of electors is a pre-requisite for exercising their right to vote. Duly registered electors can then vote on polling day or at an advance poll, a mobile polling station, at their domiciles, or at the office of the returning officer.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections, DGE


November 23, 2013
16 people running for office in the electoral divisions of Outremont and Viau
Quebec City, November 23, 2013 –– A total of 16 nomination papers have been accepted for the by-elections of December 9, 2013 in the electoral divisions of Outremont and Viau. The period for filing nomination papers ended at 2:00 p.m. today.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


November 13, 2013
Communiqué No. 6 – By-election of December 9, 2013 in Outremont and Viau - The electors of Outremont and Viau are invited to ensure that they are registered on the list of electors
Quebec City, November 13, 2013 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, invites the electors of the electoral divisions of Outremont and Viau to make sure that their names appear on the list of electors in order that they may exercise their right to vote in the upcoming by-election of December 9, 2013. Revision of the list of electors is carried out from November 18 to 26, 2013, and will be followed by a special revision period that will last until December 5, 2015.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections, DGE


November 11, 2013
Press release No. 4 – By-election of December 9, 2013 in Outremont and Viau - In the electoral debate, third parties must respect the equity rules outlined in the Election Act
Quebec City, November 11, 2013– In the wake of the recently announced by-elections in the electoral divisions of Outremont and Viau, the Chief Electoral Officer, Jacques Drouin, would like to underscore certain rules outlined in the Election Act designed to guarantee equal opportunity among the parties and candidates involved in this vote. In particular, he wishes to point out that third parties may not incur expenses to promote or oppose a candidate of a party or an independent candidate. This should not however preclude the expression of opinions by means not involving election expenses as defined in the Act.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections, DGE


November 11, 2013
Press release No. 5 – By-elections of June 11 in Outremont and Viau - Mobile polling in residential facilities and at the elector's domicile
Quebec City, November 11, 2013 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, would like to remind all electors with reduced mobility from the electoral divisions of Outremont and Viau that they can exercise their right to vote at their domicile or in a residential facility. It should however be noted that in the case of these alternative polling methods, an application must be addressed to the returning officer with due dispatch.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections, DGE


November 8, 2013
Press release No. 3 – By-election of December 9, 2013 in Outremont and Viau - Voting by mail for electors who are temporarily absent from Québec
Quebec City, November 7, 2013 –– The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, wishes to inform electors from the electoral divisions of Outremont and Viau that they may register as of now to vote by mail if they expect to be outside Québec on election day (December 9, 2013) and during advance polling (December 1 and 2, 2013), and if they are unable to vote at the office of the returning officer on any of the following five days: November 29 and 30 and December 3, 4 and 5, 2013.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections, DGE


November 8, 2013
Press release No. 2 – By-elections of December 9, 2013 in Outremont and Viau - Election expenses and political contributions: rules to respect
Quebec City, November 8, 2013 – Concerning the by-elections of December 9, 2013 in the electoral division of Outremont and Viau, Jacques Drouin, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, wishes to remind electors and candidates of the main rules included in the Election Act with respect to the control of election expenses and the soliciting of political contributions. It should be underlined from the outset that the rules concerning election expenses are in force since yesterday, i.e. the beginning of the election period, until the closing of polling stations on December 9, 2013.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections, DGE


November 6, 2013
Press release No. 1 – By-elections on December 9, 2013 - By-elections in the electoral divisions of Outremont and Viau on December 9, 2013
Quebec City, November 6, 2013 –– In accordance with an order issued today by the government of Québec, the Chief Electoral Officer, Jacques Drouin, must hold two by-elections on Monday, December 9, 2013 in the electoral divisions of Outremont and Viau.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections, DGE


September 25, 2013
The finances of Québec's provincial political parties in 2012 - Operating deficits, an important reduction in net assets and greaterfinancial support from the state
Quebec City, September 25, 2013 –– The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, disclosed today the financial reports of the 20 provincial political parties that were authorized in Québec as of December 31, 2012. This portrait of the parties’ finances reveals that over the course of the last year, parties, as whole, registered operating deficits, incurred significant reductions in their nets assets, and received greater financial support from the state.
Categories : Provincial, Provincial financing, DGE


June 17, 2013
Consequence of a conviction for illegal financing - An initial set of names is entered in the register of persons barred from obtaining public contracts
Quebec City, June 17, 2013 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, wishes to inform the general public that information concerning natural and legal persons barred from obtaining public contracts due to an infringement of the financing rules as stipulated in Québec’s electoral legislation is now on record in the register designed for this purpose. The individuals in question have been notified in writing of this publication.
Categories : Provincial, School Board, Municipal, Municipal financing, Provincial financing, School board financing, Infractions of the ARERM, Infractions of the Electoral Act, Infractions of the ASE, DGE


April 3, 2013
Sectoral financing of political parties in the amount of nearly $13M - The Chief Electoral Officer discloses practices of an even greater scope than already revealed
Quebec City, April 3, 2013 – In the current context of the work of the Charbonneau Commission, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, is releasing the results of audits uncovering sectoral financing practices more widespread than revealed to date, benefiting some of Québec’s provincial and municipal political parties.
Categories : Provincial, Municipal, Municipal financing, Provincial financing, DGE


March 22, 2013
Illegal financing of political parties - The DGEQ notifies some provincial and municipal political parties that the reimbursement of illegal contributions may be required
Québec City, March 22, 2013 – The recent revelations made at the Commission of Inquiry on the Awarding and Management of Public Contracts in the Construction Industry (Charbonneau commission) have led the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec to notify some provincial and municipal political parties that non-conforming contributions may have to be reimbursed. The DGEQ has, today, sent letters on this matter to three provincial parties and nine municipal parties.
Categories : Provincial, Municipal, Infractions of the ARERM, Infractions of the Electoral Act, DGE


February 26, 2013
Publication of the summary of the returns of election expenses for the September 4th, 2012 general election
Québec, February 26th 2013–– Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, has made public the Summary of the returns of election expenses of the parties and candidates having run in the general election held on September 4th, 2012. The figures appearing in this summary were taken from the returns of election expenses submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer by the official agents of the parties and the candidates.
Categories : Provincial, Provincial financing, General election 2012


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