You must make your own contribution. Since your name, your address and the amount of your contribution are considered public information for the purposes of the Election Act, they will be shared with the relevant political entities to facilitate the processing of your contribution.
Protecting your personal information
The personal information we collect using this form allows us to confirm the compliance of your political contribution and to remit it to the political entity of your choice. All requested information is mandatory, unless otherwise noted.
You may obtain a copy of your information or request that it be corrected by contacting the person in charge of the access to documents and the protection of personal information at Élections Québec. For more information on this topic, see our Policy on privacy.
Relevant excerpts from the Election Act (CQLR, C. E-3.3) and from the Civil Code of Québec
To be qualified as an elector, a person must be at least 18 years old, a Canadian citizen and have been domiciled in Québec for six months. In addition, they must not have lost their right to vote because of a tutorship or have been convicted, in the last five years, of an offence constituting a corrupt electoral practice pursuant to this Act, the Referendum Act, the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities or the Act respecting school elections (section 1 and 568).
Under the Civil Code of Québec, the domicile of a person, for the exercise of his or her civil rights, is at the place of his principal establishment (section 75). The residence of a person is the place where he ordinarily resides; if a person has more than one residence, his principal residence is considered in establishing his domicile (section 77).
Only an elector may make a contribution. Every contribution must be made by the elector himself out of his own property. A contribution must be made voluntarily, without compensation or consideration, and it must not be reimbursed in any way (sections 87 and 90).
The total amount of contributions that the same elector can make to each party, independent Member and independent authorized candidate is set out in section 91.
Every contribution of money of more than $50 is made by cheque or other order of payment signed by the elector and drawn on his or her account in a bank, trust company or financial services cooperative having an office in Québec. However, such a contribution may also be made, in accordance with the directives of the Chief Electoral Officer, by means of a credit card (section 95).
Every contribution must be accompanied with a contribution slip approved by the Chief Electoral Officer. The contribution slip must include the contributor’s given name and surname and domiciliary address, the amount of the contribution and a declaration signed by the elector that the contribution is being made out of the elector’s own property, voluntarily, without compensation and for no consideration, and that it has not and will not be reimbursed in any way (section 95.1).
The contributor’s given name and surname, the address of the contributor’s domicile and the amount of the contribution, is public information (section 126).
The following are liable to a fine of $5,000 to $20,000 for a first offence (section 564.1):
An elector who falsely declares that a contribution is being made out of the elector’s own property, voluntarily, without compensation and for no consideration, and that it has not and will not be reimbursed in any way;
A person who, by using threats or coercion or by promising compensation, consideration or a reimbursement, incites an elector to make a contribution.
Section 564.2 stipulates that a person who contravenes or attempts to contravene notably sections 87 to 91 of the Election Act is liable to a fine of $5,000 to $20,000 for a first offence in the case of a natural person, or a fine of $10,000 to $50,000 for a first offence in the case of a legal person.
These offences are a corrupt electoral practice (section 567). A person convicted of such an offence loses, for a period of 5 years, the right to vote, to be a candidate in an election, to engage in work of a partisan nature or to act as an election officer (section 568).
Any information regarding any penal proceedings instituted by the Chief Electoral Officer and any resulting finding of guilty related to the offences listed in sections 564.1 (1) and (2) and 564.2 of the Election Act will be forwarded to the Autorité des marchés publics to be duly processed in accordance with the Act respecting contracting by public bodies (section 569.1).