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March 25, 2011
Referendum on the creation of a regional government - A call goes out to contact electors outside Nunavik


Québec, March 25, 2011 – Adamie Padlayat, Chief returning officer of the referendum in Nunavik, requests the collaboration of all persons who know Inuit beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement living outside Nunavik to invite them to exercise their right to vote in this referendum. Only those persons whose name will appear on the referendum list will be able to vote on April 27th or on the other days when voting will be possible. These electors will be able to vote either by mail or at a polling station in Montréal. Electors have up until April 14th to request their entry on the list. In the meantime, it is possible to check existing entries by contacting Sonia Gosselin-Alaku, the local returning officer at the Montréal office.
Category : Nunavik Referendum

March 21, 2011
Referendum on the regional government - The referendum period begins today in Nunavik


Québec, March 21, 2011 – The referendum period leading up to the April 27th referendum begins today. The referendum will deal with the Final agreement reached between the federal government, the Government of Québec and Makivik Corporation, concerning a regional government project for Nunavik. Approximately 7,500 electors will be called upon to decide in favour of the YES or NO option concerning this project. While a large majority of the electors are grouped in 14 northern communities, a number of Inuit beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement who do not reside in Nunavik will also have the right to vote.
Category : Nunavik Referendum

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

January 13, 2011
Reduction to $1000 of the annual maximum limit for a political contribution
Categories : Provincial, Provincial financing

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