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July 7, 2016
Public Notice - Intention of Withdrawal of Authorization
Categories : Municipal, Infractions of the ARERM, Authorized political parties


August 12, 2015
Public Notice - Intention of Withdrawal of Authorization
Categories : Municipal, Authorized political parties


August 12, 2015
Public Notice - Intention of Withdrawal of Authorization
Categories : Municipal, Authorized political parties


July 22, 2015
Public Notice - Intention of Withdrawal of Authorization
Categories : Municipal, Authorized political parties


June 29, 2015
The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec presents a portrait of provincial political party financing - Return of surplus net assets for the first time since 2011
Quebec City, June 29, 2015 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Lucie Fiset, released today the financial reports of Québec’s 18 authorized provincial political parties and their 366 authorities, as of December 31, 2014. This portrait of party finances reveals that at the end of last year, the parties had improved their financial situation. Overall, they show surplus net assets for the first time since the 2011 fiscal year.
Categories : Provincial, Municipal, Municipal financing, Provincial financing, DGE


June 4, 2015
Impoverishment of municipal political parties - The Chief Electoral Officer reiterates its recommendation for a new permanent municipal financing system
Quebec City, June 4, 2015 – Based on financial information showing that Québec’s municipal political parties continued to grow poorer in 2014, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec reiterates its recommendation for a new permanent municipal financing system. Today the office of the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec published a document entitled Portrait sur le financement des partis politiques municipaux (portrait of the financing of municipal political parties) for the fiscal year that ended on December 31, 2014.
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, DGE


February 25, 2015
Authorization of the Union Montréal municipal political party - The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec will continue to rigorously apply the law
Quebec City, February 20,2015 – The Chief Electoral Officer, Lucie Fiset, has confirmed that the Union Montréal municipal political party has once again been enrolled in the register of authorized political entities (REPAQ). As such, the office of the Chief Electoral Officer is respecting the Superior Court ruling of February 10, 2015 concerning the office’s decision to withdraw the party’s authorization. It will not appeal the ruling, and thus will most notably avoid the costs linked to a continuation of the legal debate. Ms.Fiset also points out that on a certain number of legal questions, the Court provided opinions that confirm her office’s jurisdiction as regards the withdrawal of authorization, along with clarifications for parameters regarding the authorization of municipal political parties.
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, Authorized political parties, DGE


February 17, 2015
Sectoral political financing and straw man schemes - The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec prosecutes a former executive of an engineering consulting firm for inciting employees to participate in a straw man scheme and is seeking fines totaling $245,000
Quebec City, February 13, 2015 – After an investigation into a corporate political financing scheme in place within the engineering consulting firm SNC-Lavalin, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec recently filed statements of offence against a former executive of the firm, Yves Cadotte. In so doing, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec is seeking fines totaling $245,000.
Categories : Provincial, Municipal, Infractions of the ARERM, Infractions of the Electoral Act, DGE


December 2, 2014
Sectoral financing and straw man schemes - Legal proceedings by the office of the Chief Electoral Officer involving three engineering consulting firms leads to 55 guilty pleas
Quebec City, December 2, 2014 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Lucie Fiset, wishes to notify the public that 4 offenders entered 55 guilty pleas as a result of violations of the Election Act and the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (AERM) committed between 2009 and 2011. These individuals were connected with three engineering consulting firms, namely Roche ltée Groupe-Conseil, Groupe-conseil TDA Inc., and Dessau Inc. They were obliged to pay fines totaling $85,275.
Categories : Provincial, Municipal, Infractions of the ARERM, Infractions of the Electoral Act, 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


September 4, 2014
Reform of political financing and the control of election expenses - The Chief Electoral Officer makes a positive assessment and recommends further action
Quebec City, September 4, 2014 –– In a report released today, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Lucie Fiset, provides a positive assessment of the reforms to political financing and the control of election expenses in Québec enacted since 2010. “We have come a long way in terms of cleaning up financing and improved enforcement of rules, and this has helped restore citizens’ faith in our democratic institutions,” Ms. Fiset pointed out, “especially since the new powers granted to the office of the Chief Electoral Officer since 2010 have made us more effective in our role as watchdog and prosecutor before the courts.”
Categories : Provincial, Municipal, Municipal financing, Provincial financing, DGE


June 19, 2014
Comparison of 2009 and 2013 election years in Québec - The municipal political parties and authorized independent candidates received fewer resources in 2013
Québec City, June 19, 2014 –– The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Mr. Jacques Drouin, today announces the publication of an accessible information document titled “Data and statistics in municipal financing”. This document can be found on the DGEQ’s website at www.electionsquebec.qc.ca. It confirms, among other things, that when comparing the 2009 electoral year to that of 2013, the municipal political parties and authorized independent candidates received fewer resources in 2013.
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, DGE


April 10, 2014
Municipal political parties - The Chief Electoral Officer withdraws his authorization of the Vision Montréal party
Quebec City, April 10, 2014 – In answer to a request received from the party leader, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, withdrew his authorization of the Équipe Harel - Vision Montréal municipal party, effective April 7, 2014.
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, Authorized political parties, DGE


November 28, 2013
Municipal elections of November 3, 2013 - 160 political parties and 2,345 authorized independent candidates must file a return of election expenses
Quebec City, November 28, 2013 - Following the November 3, 2013 municipal elections, official agents of the 160 political parties having run at least one candidate and 2,345 authorized independent candidates from 184 Quebec municipalities subject to the rules governing the financing and control of election expenses must file a return of election expenses. The treasurers of these municipalities will audit all 2,505 returns, drawing up a balance sheet for some 4,089 candidates, whether authorized independent candidates or from political parties, who incurred expenses during the most recent elections.
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, DGE


November 15, 2013
Municipal political parties - The Chief Electoral Officer revokes Union Montréal's authorization
Quebec City, November 15, 2013 –The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, has handed down on November 12 a decision to withdraw the authorization of the municipal political party, Union Montréal. The fact that the party did not designate a leader by the deadline stipulated in the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (AERM), and in the manner prescribed by the AERM, is one of the reasons for the decision. It may be recalled that the interim leader of Union Montréal, Richard Deschamps, resigned on May 9, 2013. The party also failed to provide, by the prescribed deadline, information pertaining to the naming of a second leader following the resignation of Marie Potvin on April 2, 2013.
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, Authorized political parties, DGE


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