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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

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

January 1st, 2013
Reform of political party financing in Québec - The maximum allowed political contribution at the provincial level is now $100
Québec City, January 1, 2013 – The reform of provincial political funding that has seen the maximum allowed contribution to a political party, an independent member or an authorized independent candidate decreased from $1,000 to $100 is now in force. An important part of the new Act modifying the Election Act in order to reduce the limit of contributions per elector, reducing the ceiling for election expenses and increasing the public financing of Québec political parties is therefore implemented. This is also so for the measures that will increase the public financing of parties, along with those which will eventually limit their electoral expenses. Except in the case of contributions made during leadership campaigns for political parties that are currently underway, the tax credit granted to electors who contribute to provincial politics is abolished from today.
Categories : Provincial, Provincial financing

February 3, 2012
Updating of penalties for offences under the Election Act
The National Assembly recently increased many of the fines for offences against the provisions governing voting, political party financing and the control of election expenses. The increases were triggered by a variety of circumstances, and clearly illustrate the importance ascribed by the National Assembly to the Election Act.
Categories : Provincial, Provincial financing

May 9, 2011
Financing of political parties - The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec launches an information campaign on the new rules


Québec, May 9, 2011 – Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer is launching a major information campaign on the rules that govern the financing of political parties in Québec. New provisions are found in the three Acts passed last December by the Québec National Assembly and are now in force. The payment of political contributions is at the heart of the legislative amendments, and in particular the rules concerning the prevention of the practice of contributing in the name of another. Advertising in newspapers, a presence on the Web and messages disseminated to certain target publics, such as professional associations, will be the main means of communication deployed in the upcoming weeks.
Category : Provincial financing

January 13, 2011
Reduction to $1000 of the annual maximum limit for a political contribution
Categories : Provincial, Provincial financing

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