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June 17, 2013
Consequence of a conviction for illegal financing - An initial set of names is entered in the register of persons barred from obtaining public contracts
Quebec City, June 17, 2013 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, wishes to inform the general public that information concerning natural and legal persons barred from obtaining public contracts due to an infringement of the financing rules as stipulated in Québec’s electoral legislation is now on record in the register designed for this purpose. The individuals in question have been notified in writing of this publication.
Categories : Provincial, School Board, Municipal, Municipal financing, Provincial financing, School board financing, Infractions of the ARERM, Infractions of the Electoral Act, Infractions of the ASE, DGE


May 24, 2013
November 3, 2013 municipal general elections - Authorization is required before soliciting contributions or incurring expenses
Quebec City, May 24, 2013 – In preparation for the municipal elections that will be held on November 3, 2013, Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, would like to reiterate that, in accordance with the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (AERM), authorization is required before contributions can be solicited or expenses incurred to promote a candidate or a political option.
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, DGE


April 24, 2013
Illegal financing of political parties - Équipe Marcotte/Ralliement Mascouche party – The Chief Electoral Officer releases the list of individuals who are being prosecuted
Quebec City, 24 April, 2013 – Chief Electoral Officer of Québec (DGE) is disclosing the identity of the Mascouche electors who have just received statements of offence further to an investigation concerning financing of the Équipe Marcotte/Ralliement Mascouche party for the 2009 fiscal year. Now that all statements have been served, the DGE is releasing the list of those being prosecuted.
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, Infractions of the ARERM, DGE


April 18, 2013
Illegal financing of political parties - The Chief Electoral Officer issues 50 statements of offence to Mascouche
Quebec City, 18 April, 2013 – An investigation carried out by the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec (DGE) concerning financing of the Équipe Marcotte/Ralliement Mascouche party for the 2009 fiscal year has led the DGE to issue 50 statements of offence that will be served as of today to various offenders brought before the Court of Québec.
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, Infractions of the ARERM, DGE


April 3, 2013
Sectoral financing of political parties in the amount of nearly $13M - The Chief Electoral Officer discloses practices of an even greater scope than already revealed
Quebec City, April 3, 2013 – In the current context of the work of the Charbonneau Commission, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, is releasing the results of audits uncovering sectoral financing practices more widespread than revealed to date, benefiting some of Québec’s provincial and municipal political parties.
Categories : Provincial, Municipal, Municipal financing, Provincial financing, DGE


March 22, 2013
Illegal financing of political parties - The DGEQ notifies some provincial and municipal political parties that the reimbursement of illegal contributions may be required
Québec City, March 22, 2013 – The recent revelations made at the Commission of Inquiry on the Awarding and Management of Public Contracts in the Construction Industry (Charbonneau commission) have led the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec to notify some provincial and municipal political parties that non-conforming contributions may have to be reimbursed. The DGEQ has, today, sent letters on this matter to three provincial parties and nine municipal parties.
Categories : Provincial, Municipal, Infractions of the ARERM, Infractions of the Electoral Act, DGE


February 26, 2013
Publication of the summary of the returns of election expenses for the September 4th, 2012 general election
Québec, February 26th 2013–– Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, has made public the Summary of the returns of election expenses of the parties and candidates having run in the general election held on September 4th, 2012. The figures appearing in this summary were taken from the returns of election expenses submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer by the official agents of the parties and the candidates.
Categories : Provincial, Provincial financing, General election 2012


February 18, 2013
Sixty-nine Québec School Boards to Draw Up their Electoral Maps
Quebec City, February 18, 2013 – The Chair of the Commission de la représentation électorale du Québec (CRE), Jacques Drouin, would like to remind Québec electors that sixty-nine (69) Québec school boards are required to draw up their electoral maps this year in preparation for the school elections that are scheduled on November 2, 2014. Each school board has primary responsibility for dividing its territory. The role of the CRE in this respect is to support school boards and, if necessary, carry out the division itself in certain cases envisaged by law.
Categories : School Board, Territorial division


January 25, 2013
November 3, 2013 municipal general elections - It is possible to establish a party and to obtain authorization as a candidate well before the election period
Québec, January 25, 2013 –– In preparation for the municipal elections that will be held on November 3rd of this year, Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, would like to inform those electors wishing to run as independent candidates in the elections that it is possible to obtain an authorization in this capacity effective immediately. Moreover, if they wish to establish a new political party, it may be advantageous to promptly submit an application for authorization to the Chief Electoral Officer.
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, DGE, Elections - general and RCMs 2013


January 1st, 2013
Reform of political party financing in Québec - The maximum allowed political contribution at the provincial level is now $100
Québec City, January 1, 2013 – The reform of provincial political funding that has seen the maximum allowed contribution to a political party, an independent member or an authorized independent candidate decreased from $1,000 to $100 is now in force. An important part of the new Act modifying the Election Act in order to reduce the limit of contributions per elector, reducing the ceiling for election expenses and increasing the public financing of Québec political parties is therefore implemented. This is also so for the measures that will increase the public financing of parties, along with those which will eventually limit their electoral expenses. Except in the case of contributions made during leadership campaigns for political parties that are currently underway, the tax credit granted to electors who contribute to provincial politics is abolished from today.
Categories : Provincial, Provincial financing


December 21, 2012
Public notice - Intention to withdraw authorization
Categories : Municipal, DGE


December 20, 2012
Public notice - Intention to withdraw authorization
Categories : Municipal, DGE


December 19, 2012
Electoral participation in the 2012 Québec general elections - Electors aged 18 – 44 years old came back to the polling stations in large numbers during the last general election
Québec City, December 19, 2012 – If we compare with the 2008 general election, Québec electors aged from 18 to 44 returned to the ballot boxes in large numbers, during the September 4, 2012 vote. Looking at specific age cohorts, this increase in participation rate varied between 21% for the 35 to 44 year olds and nearly 26% for the 18 to 24 year olds. This observation is one of those coming out of a study made public today and is the fruit of collaboration between the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec and Université Laval’s Research Chair in Democracy and Parliamentary Institutions.
Categories : Provincial, General election 2008, Election system, General election 2012


December 19, 2012
Public notice - Intention to withdraw authorization
Categories : Municipal, DGE


December 19, 2012
Public notice - Intention to withdraw authorization
Categories : Municipal, DGE


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