Elections Canada

Elections Canada

April 02, 2015 09:45 ET

Registered Political Parties Receive Final Quarterly Allowance

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 2, 2015) -

- Registered political party first quarter allowances for the 2015 fiscal year have been paid. These allowances were based on the results of the 41st general election of May 2, 2011.

- The annual allowance for the past year was $0.1275 per valid vote, paid in quarterly instalments.

- Registered political parties that met voting thresholds in a general election have been eligible to receive quarterly allowances.

- Pursuant to the Canada Elections Act, the quarterly allowances have been phased out over a three-year period. This is the final quarterly allowance payment.

Quarterly Allowance for the Period January 1, 2015 to March 31, 2015
Political Party Payment Amount
Bloc Québécois $113,657
Conservative Party of Canada $743,997
Green Party of Canada $72,942
Liberal Party of Canada $354,842
New Democratic Party $575,332

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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