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March 27, 2018
Public Notice - Intention of Withdrawal of Authorization (Action Saint-Amable)
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, Authorized political parties, DGE


March 23, 2018
Public Notice - Intention of Withdrawal of Authorization (Mouvement pour la relance de Châteauguay)
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, Authorized political parties, DGE


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


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


October 2, 2013
Rules concerning municipal election expenses - The Chief Electoral Officer issues a reminder concerning third party interventions during the election period
Quebec City, October 2, 2013 – At the outset of the municipal election period leading up to polling day on November 3, 2013, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, wishes to remind all concerned of certain rules governing election expenses, specifically those limiting third party interventions in the electoral debate, which are designed to guarantee an equal chance for all candidates running in the upcoming elections. The information should be of particular interest to associations, unions and pressure groups wishing to express their views.
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, DGE


September 25, 2013
Public Notice - Intention of Withdrawal of Authorization (Union Montréal)
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, DGE


September 20, 2013
Municipal elections of November 3, 2013 - The municipal election period begins today in Québec
Quebec City, September 20, 2013 – Today marks the beginning of the election period that precedes the November 3 municipal general elections. This is a particularly important step for Québec’s 1,103 municipalities, and especially for the 184 municipalities where, starting today, the rules concerning the control of election expenses are in force, as well as for the 13 regional county municipalities where the warden is elected by universal suffrage.
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, DGE


September 18, 2013
Public Notice - Intention of Withdrawal of Authorization
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, DGE


September 12, 2013
Municipal Party Authorization - Twice as Many Municipal Political Parties Applying for Authorization in 2013 as in 2009
Québec City, September 12, 2013 – According to a portrait prepared by the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec (DGE) on August 31, 2013, twice as many municipal political parties have applied for authorization this year as in the first eight months of 2009, the year of Québec’s last general municipal elections. More specifically, the DGE has received 74 applications for authorization in 2013, compared to 37 in 2009. Six additional applications were filed since the start of September.
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, DGE


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