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November 3, 2015
School by-election on December 13, 2015 to elect a commissioner at the English Montreal School Board
Quebec City, November 3, 2015 – A by-election will be held at the English Montreal School Board on December 13, 2015 to elect a commissioner for Electoral District #4 – Côte Saint-Luc/Hampstead. Pursuant to the deadline established in the Act respecting school elections, anyone wishing to run as a candidate in this election may file to do so with the returning officer, Pierre-Yves Bezzaz, from November 3 to 8.
Categories : School Board, By-elections, DGE


March 24, 2015
School elections of November 2, 2014 - Candidates spent more than $950,000 attempting to get elected
Quebec City, March 24, 2015 – An analysis of the financial reports and election expenses related to the school election of November 2, 2014, reveals that 814 of the 1,372 candidates authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec incurred election expenses totaling $956,000. To cover these expenses, they collected nearly $700,000 in contributions, mostly from themselves, in addition to borrowing a total of $318,000. These figures are taken from the Portrait sur le financement et les dépenses des candidats autorisés (Portrait of the financing and expenses of authorized candidates) released today by the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec. The document also presents various statistics on the candidacies, in which in particular it can be noted that 43% of those who ran in the school elections were women, and 57% of the candidates elected are between 45 and 64 years old, an age group that corresponds to 29% of the population.
Categories : School Board, General elections, School board financing, DGE


November 12, 2014
A new service for journalists - The Chief Elector Officer of Québec introduces a distribution list for statements of offence
Quebec City, November 12, 2014 – Journalists interested in receiving copies of statements of offence issued by the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec can now sign up for a distribution list so that they can learn of them shortly after they are served. Statements of offence are issued pursuant with the powers of investigation and prosecution entrusted to the Chief Elector Officer of Québec by the Election Act, the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities, and the Act respecting school elections.
Categories : Provincial, School Board, Municipal, Infractions of the ARERM, Infractions of the Electoral Act, Infractions of the ASE, DGE


October 30, 2014
Exercising the right to vote in the school elections of November 2 - The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec issues a reminder to electors that being entered on the list of electors is required in order to vote
Quebec City, October 29, 2014 – A few days before polling begins for the general school elections of November 2, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Lucie Fiset, is reaching out to electors to remind them that they must be entered on the list of electors to exercise their right to vote.
Categories : School Board, General elections, DGE


October 1st, 2014
School Elections of November 2, 2014 - Would you like to vote? Your name must be entered on the list of school electors
Québec City, October 1, 2014 –– The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Me Lucie Fiset, invites electors who would like to exercise their right to vote during the school elections of November 2, 2014, to ensure that their name is correctly entered on the list of electors of their school board.
Categories : School Board, General elections, DGE


September 19, 2014
School Elections of November 2, 2014 - Rules on financing and the control of election expenses will be applied during the school election period
Québec City, September 19, 2014 – The Chief Electoral Officer, Ms. Lucie Fiset, would like to remind the public that the rules governing financing and the control of expenses will be applied during the election period that begins today in the 69 Québec school boards, in view of the general elections of November 2, 2014. During the last school general elections, in 2007, candidates filed returns showing total election expenses of $1,045,000, received more than $747,000 in contributions and contracted around $336,000 in loans.
Categories : School Board, General elections, DGE


September 19, 2014
School general elections are scheduled in Québec on November 2, 2014
Québec City, September 19, 2014–– Pursuant to the Act Respecting School Elections, general elections will take place on Sunday, November 2, 2014, in 60 French language school boards and nine English language school boards in Québec. These elections are held to fill 712 commissioner’s positions (617 in francophone school boards and 95 on the English side). Moreover, for the first time, the 69 school board Chairpersons will be elected at the same elections. About 5.9 million electors will be called to vote in these elections.
Categories : School Board, General elections, DGE


January 15, 2014
Running in the Upcoming School Elections - Anyone who Wishes to Run can be Authorized Immediately
Québec City, January 15, 2014 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, would like to inform those who would like to run in the November 2 school elections that they can be authorized immediately by the returning officer of their school board. This authorization enables them especially to receive contributions or incur loans to finance their political activities. During the 2007 school general elections, candidates received a total of $747,000 in contributions incurred loans for a total of $336,000 and filed returns showing total election expenses of more than $1,045 million.
Categories : School Board, School board 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


February 18, 2013
Sixty-nine Québec School Boards to Draw Up their Electoral Maps
Quebec City, February 18, 2013 – The Chair of the Commission de la représentation électorale du Québec (CRE), Jacques Drouin, would like to remind Québec electors that sixty-nine (69) Québec school boards are required to draw up their electoral maps this year in preparation for the school elections that are scheduled on November 2, 2014. Each school board has primary responsibility for dividing its territory. The role of the CRE in this respect is to support school boards and, if necessary, carry out the division itself in certain cases envisaged by law.
Categories : School Board, Territorial division


October 29, 2012
A whistle blower line for political financing - Call us
Québec City, October 29, 2012 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Mr. Jacques Drouin, announces the setting up of a whistle blower line which will allow the DGEQ to obtain information to better carry out its powers concerning the control of political financing.
Categories : Provincial, School Board, Municipal, Infractions of the ARERM, Infractions of the Electoral Act, Infractions of the ASE, DGE


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