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Registered Political Parties Receive Fourth Quarter Allowances

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/02/13 --

- Registered political party fourth 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 is $1.53 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 October 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012


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Political Party                                               Payment Amount
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Bloc Quebecois                                                      $340,970
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Conservative Party of Canada                                      $2,231,991
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Green Party of Canada                                               $218,826
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Liberal Party of Canada                                           $1,064,527
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New Democratic Party                                              $1,725,997
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