Figure 8 – Quarterly Allowances by Each Eligible Registered Party, 2004-2015

This area graph shows the amount of quarterly allowances received by eligible registered parties from 2004 to 2015.

The eligible registered parties are the Conservative Party, Liberal Party, NDP, Bloc Québécois and Green Party. The X-axis demarks years 2004 to 2015. The Y-axis demarks the value of quarterly allowances in millions of dollars. Data for each registered party are presented on a separate row.

Quarterly allowances per year by registered party from 2004 to 2015 in millions of dollars are:

2004:
Conservative Party - $9.5
Liberal Party - $10.9
NDP - $3.4
Bloc Québécois - $3.3
Green Party - $0.6

2005:
Conservative Party - $8.6
Liberal Party - $10.6
NDP - $4.5
Bloc Québécois - $3.6
Green Party - $1.3

2006:
Conservative Party - $10.8
Liberal Party - $9.8
NDP - $5.3
Bloc Québécois - $3.4
Green Party - $1.4

2007:
Conservative Party - $11.5
Liberal Party - $9.6
NDP - $5.5
Bloc Québécois - $3.3
Green Party - $1.4

2008:
Conservative Party - $11.5
Liberal Party - $9.5
NDP - $5.5
Bloc Québécois - $3.3
Green Party - $1.4

2009:
Conservative Party - $11.3
Liberal Party - $7.9
NDP - $5.5
Bloc Québécois - $3.0
Green Party - $2.0

2010:
Conservative Party - $11.2
Liberal Party - $7.8
NDP - $5.4
Bloc Québécois - $3.0
Green Party - $2.0

2011:
Conservative Party - $11.7
Liberal Party - $6.8
NDP - $7.5
Bloc Québécois - $2.4
Green Party - $1.6

2012:
Conservative Party - $10.0
Liberal Party - $4.7
NDP - $7.7
Bloc Québécois - $1.5
Green Party - $1.0

2013:
Conservative Party - $6.8
Liberal Party - $3.3
NDP - $5.3
Bloc Québécois - $1.0
Green Party - $0.7

2014:
Conservative Party - $3.7
Liberal Party - $1.8
NDP - $2.9
Bloc Québécois - $0.5
Green Party - $0.4

2015:
Conservative Party - $0.7
Liberal Party - $0.4
NDP - $0.6
Bloc Québécois - $0.1
Green Party - $0.1

The data shows that allowances from 2004 to 2014 totalled $289.9 million, or an average of $26.4 million a year. The Conservative Party received 37% of all quarterly allowances. The Liberal Party received 29%, the NDP 20%, the Bloc Québécois 10% and the Green Party 5%.

On the bottom of the graph there are the following notes:

Bill C-24: Amendments to the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act. Introduced publicly-funded quarterly allowances and contribution limits, brought EDAs, nomination and leadership contests into the regulatory system, increased reimbursements of paid regulatory system, increased reimbursements of paid election expenses and political contribution tax credits.

Bill C-2: The Federal Accountability Act. This legislation further reduced contribution limits and restricted eligibility to individuals only.

Bill C-13: An Act to implement certain provisions of the 2011 budget. This Act reduced direct public funding of federal registered political parties by phasing out quarterly allowances. The quarterly allowance was reduced each year starting in 2012 until it was eliminated in 2015.