La oficina electoral de Canadá anuncia periódicamente los pagos efectuados a los partidos políticos canadienses que obtuvieron por lo menos un 2% de los votos validos en una elección general o por lo menos 5% de los votos validos en una elección de distrito. Es un ejemplo de transparencia y de comunicación de las actividades de una oficina esencial para el funcionamiento de la democracia.
Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Announces First Quarter Allowances Paid to Registered Political Parties
OTTAWA, Monday, April 7, 2008 — The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, announced that payment has been made of the allowances that qualified registered parties are entitled to receive for the first quarter.
A registered party that obtained at least 2 percent of all valid votes cast at a general election or at least 5 percent of the valid votes cast in the electoral districts in which it ran a candidate in a general election is eligible for a quarterly allowance, according to subsection 435.01(1) of the Canada Elections Act.
Each registered party that is eligible for the allowance will receive a quarterly payment that is equivalent to $0.4375 per valid vote it obtained in the most recent general election preceding the quarter for which the payment is being made, according to subsection 435.01(2) of the Act.
In accordance with section 435.01 of the Canada Elections Act, the quarterly allowance for the period from January 1, 2008, to March 31, 2008, was calculated based on the number of votes parties received in the 39th general election held on January 23, 2006, multiplied by the inflation adjustment factor in effect for the period from April 1, 2007, to March 31, 2008. The second quarterly allowance for the period from April 2008 to June 2008 will be calculated based on the results of the 39th general election held on January 23, 2006, and the inflation adjustment factor in effect for the period from April 1, 2008, to March 31, 2009.
Political party and Payment amount
Conservative Party of Canada
Green Party of Canada
Liberal Party of Canada
New Democratic Party
Additional information is available at www.elections.ca under Electoral Law, Policy and Research > Information Sheets > Annual Allowances for Political Parties.
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