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Registered Political Parties Receive
First Quarter Allowances

OTTAWA, Thursday, April 1, 2010

  • Registered political party first 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 $1.999 per valid vote ($1.75 x 1.142). This annual allowance is paid in quarterly instalments.
Quarterly allowance for January 1, 2010 to March 31, 2010

Political party Payment amount
Bloc Québécois
Conservative Party of Canada
Green Party of Canada
Liberal Party of Canada
New Democratic Party

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