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November 4, 2011
Press release No. 3 – By-election of December 5, 2011 in Bonaventure - Political contributions and election expenses: rules to respect

 

November 3, 2011 – Concerning the by-election of December 5, 2011 in the electoral division of Bonaventure, Jacques Drouin, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, wishes to remind electors and candidates of the main rules included in the Election Act with respect to the control of election expenses and the soliciting of political contributions. It should be underlined from the outset that the rules concerning election expenses are in force as of now, i.e. the beginning of the electoral period, until the closing of polling stations on December 5, 2011.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


November 4, 2011
Press release No. 2 – By-election of December 5, 2011 - Voting by mail for electors who are temporarily absent from Québec

 

Quebec City, November 3, 2011 –– The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin,  wishes to inform electors from the electoral division of Bonaventure that they may register as of now to vote by mail if they expect to be outside Québec on election day (December 5, 2011) and during advance polling (November 27 and 28, 2011), and if they are unable to vote at the office of the returning officer on any of the following five days: November 25, 26, 29 and 30 and December 1, 2011.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


November 4, 2011
Press release No. 1 – By-election of December 5, 2011 - By-election in the electoral division of Bonaventure on December 5, 2011

Quebec City, November 2, 2011 –– In accordance with an order issued today by the government of Québec, the Chief Electoral Officer, Jacques Drouin,  must hold an election on Monday, December 5, 2011 in the electoral division of Bonaventure.

Categories : Provincial, By-elections


October 19, 2011
Electoral representation - The Commission de la représentation électorale makes a final decision concerning the new electoral map of Québec

 

Quebec City, October 19, 2011 – Following the five-hour debate held at the National Assembly on September 27 and 28, 2011, the Commission de la représentation électorale makes a final decision concerning Québec’s new electoral map. It may be recalled that the Commission is chaired by the Chief Electoral Officer, Jacques Drouin, and also includes two commissioners, Serge Courville and Bruno Jean, the latter recently appointed by the National Assembly.
Categories : 2011 electoral map, Provincial, CRE, 2011 electoral map


September 20, 2011
Revision of Québec's electoral map - The second report of the Commission de la représentation électorale is tabled at the Assembly National of Québec

 

Quebec City, September 20, 2011 – Jacques Drouin, Chairman of the Commission de la représentation électorale (CRE) and  Chief Electoral Officer of Québec,  has  confirmed that the revised proposal for establishing the boundaries of Québec’s electoral divisions was tabled today at the National Assembly of Québec. The tabling constitutes one of the stages stipulated in the Election Act toward the adopting of a new electoral map. The document represents a reviewed and improved version of the preliminary report released in March 2008. It takes into account observations made by Québec’s electors, MNAs and municipal elected officials during the 24 public hearings held during the spring of 2008 and before the National Assembly committee in September 2010.
Categories : 2011 electoral map, Provincial, CRE, 2011 electoral map


July 25, 2011
Municipal by-election on August 28, 2011 for a position of Councillor in Chelsea

Québec City, July 25, 2011 – A municipal by-election will be held in Chelsea on August 28 next, to fill the position of councillor in electoral district number 3. In accordance with the time limits laid out in the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities, individuals wishing to run as candidates in this by-election have until July 29, to submit their nomination papers to Mr. Bruce Devine, the returning officer.

Categories : Municipal, By-elections


June 21, 2011
Political Party Financing - The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec Publishes the 2010 Financial Reports of Provincial Political Parties

 

Québec City, June 21, 2011 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Mr. Jacques Drouin, announces the publication today of the financial reports of provincial political parties in Québec for the year ending December 31, 2010. In accordance with the provisions of the Election Act, the deadline for filing financial reports was April 30, 2010 for parties and April 1, 2010 for other authorized bodies and entities. The Chief Electoral Officer is presenting the reports in a document containing over 950 pages that contains information about the financial situation of provincial political parties.
Category : Financial reports


June 14, 2011
The Chief Electoral Officer publishes the highlights of the financial reports of provincial political parties for 2010

 Québec, June 14, 2011 –– Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, is today publishing the highlights of the financial reports of the 16 political parties of Québec for the fiscal year that ended on December 31, 2010. In accordance with the provisions of the Election Act, the deadline for filing financial reports for 2010 for political parties was April 30, 2011. To learn more about the financial reports, anyone interested can consult the document "Statistiques sur les rapports financiers des parties politiques," which is available on the website of the Chief Electoral Officer at www.electionsquebec.qc.ca.

Category : Financial reports


June 2, 2011
Appointment of the returning officers of 17 electoral divisions of Quebec

 

Québec, June 2, 2011 – Today, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Mr. Jacques Drouin, is proceeding with the nomination of 17 returning officers. In each electoral division the returning officer carries out all of the activities related to the holding of an election or a referendum and sees to the application of the laws administered by the Chief Electoral Officer.
Categories : Provincial, Divers, DGE


May 18, 2011
Referendum on the creation of the Nunavik Regional Government - The addition of votes confirms the preliminary results

Québec, May 18, 2011 – Adamie Padlayat, Regional Director of the Referendum in Nunavik, announces that the addition of the votes cast during the April 27th poll confirms the preliminary results.

Category : Nunavik Referendum


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


April 28, 2011
Nunavik's Referendum for the Creation of a Regional Government - The NO Vote Wins a Majority: The Final Agreement is Rejected

 

Quebec, April 27th, 2011 – Nunavik’s regional referendum director, Mr. Adamie Padlayat has announced that at the closing of today’s polls, a majority of voters had voted against the Final agreement on the creation of a regional government. Out of the 4,293 that were cast, 2,842, or 66%, voted NO to the following question:      “Do you approve the Final Agreement on the creation of the Nunavik Regional Government?”
Category : Nunavik Referendum


April 26, 2011
Referendum on the creation of the regional governement of Nunavik - Polling day : the electors are invited to vote

 

QuébecCity, April 26th 2011. It is tomorrow, Wednesday April 27th, that the referendum on the creation of the regional government of Nunavik will take place. The electors of the 14 villages on the territory, as well as the Inuit people who benefit from the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement and who live outside Nunavik are entitled to partake in this referendum. There are 7881 individuals in total who are able to answer Yes or No to the following question:                                                                                                                                                                          

 “Do you approve the Final Agreement on the creation of the Nunavik Regional Government?”

Category : Nunavik Referendum


April 18, 2011
Referendum on the creation of the Nunavik Regional Government - April 20th will be advance polling day

 

Québec, April 18, 2011 – It is the day after tomorrow, Wednesday, April 20th, that advance polling will be held for the referendum on the creation of the Nunavik Regional Government. Electors who live in Nunavik will be able to exercise their right to vote from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the office of the local director of the referendum of their village. In the Montréal region, the Inuit beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement will also be able to participate in advance polling, according to the same schedule, at the office of the local director of the referendum, located at 1111 du boulevard Dr.-Frederik-Philips, in the borough of Saint-Laurent.
Category : Nunavik Referendum


April 6, 2011
Referendum on the creation of a regional government in Nunavik - Referendum List Revision Period

 

QuébecCity, April 6, 2011 – The referendum list for the April 27 referendum in Nunavik will be revised from April 11 to April 14. Every person who wishes to vote in the referendum on the Final Agreement concerning the creation of a regional government in Nunavik must be entered on the referendum list. Electors should therefore check to ensure that their names are on the list, and if necessary, take advantage of the revision period to register or correct their entry.
Category : Nunavik Referendum


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