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Registered Political Parties Receive Second Quarter Allowances

GATINEAU, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/03/14 --

- Registered political party second quarter allowances for the 2014 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 for quarterly allowances.

- The current annual allowance is $0.1275 per valid vote. This annual allowance is paid in quarterly instalments.

- Pursuant to the Canada Elections Act, the quarterly allowances are being reduced over a three-year period.

Quarterly Allowance for the Period April 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014


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              Political Party                  Payment Amount
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              Bloc Quebecois                         $113,657
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              Conservative Party of Canada           $743,997
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              Green Party of Canada                   $72,942
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              Liberal Party of Canada                $354,842
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              New Democratic Party                   $575,332
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