Elections Canada

Elections Canada

October 01, 2009 15:14 ET

Registered Political Parties Receive Third Quarter Allowances

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2009) -

- Registered political party third quarter allowances for the 2009 fiscal year have been paid. These allowances are based on the results of the 40th general election of October 14, 2008.

- Registered political parties that meet voting thresholds in a general election are eligible to receive quarterly allowances.

- The current annual allowance, adjusted for inflation, is $1.999 per valid vote ($1.75 x 1.142). This annual allowance is paid in quarterly instalments.

Quarterly allowance for July 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009


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------------------------------------------------- Political party Payment amount ------------------------------------------------- Bloc Quebecois $689,478 ------------------------------------------------- Conservative Party of Canada $2,602,581 ------------------------------------------------- Green Party of Canada $468,455 ------------------------------------------------- Liberal Party of Canada $1,815,230 ------------------------------------------------- New Democratic Party $1,256,701 -------------------------------------------------

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