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Advertising is frequently the main election expense that political parties incur

The election expenses of political parties and independent candidates fall into four categories:

  • Advertising
  • Purchase of goods and services
  • Rental of premises
  • Travel and meal expenses
Total Election Expenses of the Four Political Parties Represented in the National Assembly during the 2014 Elections
Coalition avenir Québec $3,328,876
Québec solidaire $1,705,840
Parti québécois $6,595,347
Parti libéral du Québec $5,871,696

These sums represent the total election expenses incurred and paid by these political parties.

Did you know that all political parties and candidates are prohibited from advertising during the first seven days of the election campaign and on election day?

See also: Election expenses are capped at the same amount for all candidates in a given electoral division