Elections Canada

Elections Canada

July 03, 2008 12:49 ET

Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Announces Second Quarter Allowances Paid to Registered Political Parties

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 3, 2008) - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, announced that the payment of the allowances that qualified registered parties are entitled to receive for the second quarter has been made.

A registered party that obtained at least 2 percent of all valid votes cast at a general election or at least 5 percent of the valid votes cast in the electoral districts in which it ran a candidate in a general election is eligible for a quarterly allowance, according to subsection 435.01(1) of the Canada Elections Act.

Each registered party eligible for the allowance will receive a quarterly payment equivalent to $0.4375 per valid vote that it obtained in the most recent general election preceding the quarter for which the payment is being made, according to subsection 435.01(2) of the Act.

In accordance with section 435.01 of the Canada Elections Act, the quarterly allowance for the period April 1, 2008, to June 30, 2008, was calculated based on the number of votes that parties received in the 39th general election held on January 23, 2006, multiplied by the inflation adjustment factor in effect for the period April 1, 2008, to March 31, 2009.



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Political party Payment amount
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Bloc Quebecois $758,350.39
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Conservative Party of Canada $2,623,890.17
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Green Party of Canada $324,231.20
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Liberal Party of Canada $2,187,074.37
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New Democratic Party $1,264,370.74
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Additional information on Annual Allowances for Political Parties is available at www.elections.ca.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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