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Registered Political Parties Receive First Quarter Allowances

OTTAWA, Monday, April 2, 2012

  • Registered political party first quarter allowances for the 2012 fiscal year have been paid. These allowances are based on the results of the 41st general election of May 2, 2011.
  • 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 $2.039 per valid vote ($1.75 x 1.165). This annual allowance is paid in quarterly instalments.
Quarterly Allowance for the Period January 1, 2012 to March 31, 2012
Political Party Payment Amount
Bloc Québécois $454,348
Conservative Party of Canada $2,974,164
Green Party of Canada $291,590
Liberal Party of Canada $1,418,499
New Democratic Party $2,299,919

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