QUEBEC CITY, June 4 /CNW Telbec/ - The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec,
Mr. Marcel Blanchet, would like to announce the swearing in of 5 returning
officers. It is worth noting that in each of the electoral divisions in
Québec, returning officers are responsible for all activities related to the
holding of elections or referendums and ensure that the laws administered by
the Chief Electoral Officer are being applied.
    The new returning officers were recruited following an open selection
process based on rules similar to those used in the Québec public service.
Notices of competition were published last November and December, and the
candidates were then subjected to a written and oral exam. The selection was
based on competency and aptitude. As required under the Election Act, the
persons appointed were those who obtained the best results in their electoral
    Furthermore, pursuant to election regulations, a returning officer cannot
be a member of any political party, does not have to be involved in any
partisan work at the federal, provincial, municipal or school level or hold an
elected position at any of these levels for the duration of his 10-year
    Here is a list of the returning officers and the electoral divisions for
which they will be responsible:

    ELECTORAL DIVISION                NAME

    Johnson                           Yvon Chalifour

    Matane                            Paul-Roger Boucher

    Outremont                         Yanick Auer

    Richmond                          Michel Letendre

    Viau                              André Bourque
    -%SU: CPN
    -%RE: 37

For further information:

For further information: Myriam Régnier, Information Officer, (418)
644-3320, 1-888-870-3320, megnier@dgeq.qc.ca

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