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March 3, 2011
Referendum on the Nunavik Regional Government. Referendum expenses are allowed,but certain rules must be followed

Québec, March 3, 2011 – The referendum on the creation of the Nunavik Regional Government will be held on April 27th. Adamie Padlayat, regional director of the referendum, informs the electors of Nunavik that the referendum will be subject to financing rules. The purpose of these rules is to offer equal chances for each person to be heard and also to ensure the transparency of the actions that will be taken. However, it is important to distinguish between what is authorized during the referendum period, namely from March 21st to April 27th, and what is allowed during the weeks preceding the start of this period.

Category : Divers

March 1st, 2011
Two guilty verdicts are handed down and a guilty plea is entered in Montréal

Québec, March 1st, 2011 – Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, wishes to inform the public that two guilty verdicts were handed down and that a guilty plea was entered in the Montréal region in cases involving violations of the Election Act.

Categories : Provincial, Infractions of the ASE

January 20, 2011
Wanted: key democracy players for four electoral divisions of the Island of Montréal

Québec, January 20, 2010 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec has launched a recruitment competition to fill the position of returning officer in the electoral divisions of Jacques-Cartier, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Saint-Henri-Sainte-Anne and Robert-Baldwin. The objective is to appoint a major democracy player whose mandate will be to represent the Chief Electoral Officer in the electoral division, in particular by organizing and holding electoral events, such as general elections and by-elections. Interested persons have until 4:30 p.m. on February 4, 2011 to apply. A two-stage selection process will make it possible to choose a returning officer who will be appointed for a 10-year term of office.

Categories : Provincial, DGE