Elections Canada

Elections Canada

April 01, 2009 15:03 ET

Registered Political Parties Receive First Quarter Allowances

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 1, 2009) -

- Registered political party first 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 $1.953 per valid vote ($1.75 x 1.116). This annual allowance is paid in quarterly instalments.


Quarterly allowance for January 1, 2009 to March 31, 2009

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Political party                                 Payment amount
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Bloc Quebecois                                        $673,781
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Conservative Party of Canada                        $2,543,328
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Green Party of Canada                                 $457,790
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Liberal Party of Canada                             $1,773,903
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New Democratic Party                                $1,228,089
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