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Allowance to political parties

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An annual allowance distributed in proportion to the percentage of valid votes obtained in the last general election may be given to authorized parties conforming to section 82 of the Election Act. This allowance is revised annually.

In addition, within 10 days of the order to hold general elections, we will pay an additional allowance to political parties. This additional allowance will be calculated in the manner prescribed in the first paragraph of section 82 and distributed in the same way as the regular allowance.

Allowance paid to political parties in 2017

Under paragraph 2, section 86 of the Election Act (RLRQ, c. E-2.2), no later than April 1st of each year, the Chief Electoral Officer must publish in the Gazette officielle du Québec a summary of the sums paid to the official representative of any party targeted by paragraphs 81, 82, 82.1, 82.2 and 82.4 of the Act.

From January 1 to December 31, 2017, allowances totalling $9,379,184.42  were given to the official representatives of the political parties mentioned below, in respect of sections 81 and 82 of the Election Act.

Allowance paid to political parties in 2017
Party Amount paid
Parti libéral du Québec/Quebec Liberal Party $3,908,745.58
Parti québécois $2,389,466.29
Coalition avenir Québec – L’équipe François Legault $2,170,316.13
Québec solidaire $718,815.32
Option nationale - Pour l’indépendance du Québec $68,287.92
Parti vert du Québec/Green Party of Québec $51,527.96
Équipe Adrien Pouliot – Parti conservateur du Québec $36,547.67
Parti nul $16,771.08
Bloc pot $5,984.13
Parti marxiste-léniniste du Québec $4,484.78
Parti équitable $3,659.39
Citoyens au pouvoir du Québec $2,871.93
Équipe autonomiste $889.82
Parti unité nationale $536.14
Parti indépendantiste $280.28
Total $9,379,184.42

In accordance with section 83 of the Election Act, these sums are used to defray expenses related in particular to day-to-day operations, the propagation of a political program, the coordination of the political activities of the members or supporters of a party and election expenses. They are also used to reimburse the principal of loans.