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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


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


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


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


December 19, 2011
Five guilty pleas recorded in the Montérégie
Québec City, December 19, 2011 – Mr. Jacques Drouin, Québec’s Chief Electoral Officer, wishes to inform the population that five guilty pleas were recorded in the Montérégie, regarding offences under the Election Act (EA).
Categories : Provincial, Infractions of the Electoral Act


March 28, 2011
A guilty plea is entered in Montréal

Québec, March 28 , 2011 – Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, wishes to inform the public that a guilty plea was entered in the Montréal region in a case concerning the withdrawal of authorization of the Parti des immigrés du Québec.

Categories : Provincial, Infractions of the Electoral Act


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