Political Party Financing - The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec Publishes the 2008 Financial Reports of Provincial Political Parties

    QUEBEC CITY, June 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The Chief Electoral Officer of
Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, announces the publication today of the financial
reports of provincial political parties in Québec for the year ending December
31, 2008. In accordance with the provisions of the Election Act, the deadline
for filing financial reports was April 30, 2009 for parties and April 1, 2009
for other authorized bodies and entities. The Chief Electoral Officer is
presenting the reports in a document containing over 1,350 pages that also
contains information about the financial situation of provincial political
    The financial reports present revenues and expenses for the year as well
as the balance sheets of the authorized political parties as at December 31,
2008. 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 organizations) of all electors who contributed
more than $200.
    A press release dated June 16, 2006 that presented various comparative
statistics, is available on the Web site of the Chief Electoral Officer.
    The financial reports can be obtained by contacting the Information
Centre of the Chief Electoral Officer at 1 888 ELECTION. The text of the
document is also accessible on the Web site of the Chief Electoral Officer at
the following address:

    Source:  Cynthia Gagnon
             Information Officer
             418 644-3320 or 1 888 870-3320
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For further information:

For further information: Cynthia Gagnon, Information Officer, (418)
644-3320, 1-888-870-3320, cgagnon@dgeq.qc.ca

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