Financing of Political Parties - The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec Publishes the Financial Reports of Provincial Political Parties

    QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The Chief Electoral Officer of
Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, announces the publication today of the financial
reports of provincial political parties of Québec for the fiscal year ending
December 31, 2006. In accordance with the provisions of the Election Act, the
deadline for filing financial reports was postponed to September 22, 2007 for
parties, while it was set at July 26th for other authorized bodies and
entities, due to the general elections of March 26, 2007. The Chief Electoral
Officer presents the financial reports in a document of over 1,000 pages that
also contains information on the financial situations of the provincial
political parties.
    The financial reports present revenues and expenses for the year as well
as the balance sheets of the 12 authorized political parties as at December
31, 2006. They also contain the results of party associations (political party
organizations in ridings, regions or at the Québec level), as well as the
lists (for the party and party associations) of all electors who contributed
more than $200.
    A press release dated October 18, 2007, that presented various
comparative statistics, is available on the Web site of the Chief Electoral
Officer. This press release makes reference to the document entitled
Statistiques sur les rapports financiers des parties politiques, which is also
available on the website of the Chief Electoral Officer.
    The financial repots can be obtained by contacting the Information Centre
of the Chief Electoral Officer at 1 888 ELECTION. The text of the document is
also available on the Web site of the Chief Electoral Officer at the following
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For further information:

For further information: Denis Dion, Information Officer, (418) 644-3320
or 1 888 870-3320,

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