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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
Categories : Provincial, Municipal, Municipal financing, Provincial financing, DGE


June 12, 2015
Appointment of the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec
Category : DGE


June 4, 2015
Impoverishment of municipal political parties – The Chief Electoral Officer reiterates its recommendation for a new permanent municipal financing system
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, DGE


June 1st, 2015
A core institution of democracy – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec celebrates 70 years of service to Québec electors
Categories : Divers, DGE


April 30, 2015
Provincial political party financing
Categories : Provincial, Provincial financing, DGE


April 23, 2015
75th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote in Québec – The Chief Electoral Officer Launches a Website and Commemorative Logo
Categories : Election system, DGE


March 24, 2015
School elections of November 2, 2014 - Candidates spent more than $950,000 attempting to get elected
Categories : School Board, General elections, School board 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
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
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 18, 2014
The finances of Québec's provincial political parties in 2013 - Despite a drop in revenue from contributions, public financing helps provincial political parties show positive results
Quebec City, November 18, 2014 –– The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Lucie Fiset, disclosed today the financial reports of the 18 provincial political parties that were authorized in Québec as of December 31, 2013. This portrait of the parties’ finances reveals that over the course of the last year, state financing has enabled most of them to present positive results despite lower revenue from contributions from electors.
Categories : Provincial, Provincial 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


November 11, 2014
Campaign for the leadership of a provincial political party - An elector who makes a contribution must follow the rules
Quebec City, November 11, 2014 – In the context of the current race for leadership of the Parti Québécois, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Lucie Fiset, wishes to remind all concerned of the rules governing the leadership campaigns of a provincial political party, especially with regard to electors wishing to make a contribution to any of the candidates.
Categories : Provincial, Provincial financing, 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 29, 2014
Electoral participation in the April 7, 2014 general election - Stabilization of the participation rate in Québec
Quebec City, October 29, 2014 –– A study released today on the participation of Québec electors in the April 7, 2014 provincial election reveals a stabilization of the participation rate. For example, in 2014, the participation of young people reached a level comparable to the rates in 2003 and 2007. The decline in turnout of young people observed in 2008, which was reversed in 2012, did not reappear in 2014. The presence of young voters has helped stabilize the participation rate, which has generally been between 70% and 75 % since the 2003 general election.
Categories : Provincial, Election system, DGE, General election 2014


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