Elections Canada

Elections Canada

July 02, 2009 14:45 ET

Elections Canada: Registered Political Parties Receive Second Quarter Allowances

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 2, 2009) -

- Registered political party second 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 April 1, 2009 to June 30, 2009

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