Elections Canada

Elections Canada

October 04, 2010 13:05 ET

Registered Political Parties Receive Third Quarter Allowances

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2010) -

- Registered political party third quarter allowances for the 2010 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 $2.004 per valid vote
($1.75 x 1.145). This annual allowance is paid in quarterly instalments.

Quarterly Allowance for the Period July 1, 2010, to September 30, 2010

Political Party Payment Amount
Bloc Québécois $691,289
Conservative Party of Canada $2,609,418
Green Party of Canada $469,686
Liberal Party of Canada $1,819,999
New Democratic Party $1,260,002

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