October 7, 2021
State Funding Based on “Electoral Performance”
Electoral Process Funding of Parties and Individual Candidates Promotes Inequality, Power and Privilege
Now that the results of the 2021 Federal Election have been validated and certified in all but three ridings where recounts are underway, the Canada Elections Act requires the Chief Electoral Officer to immediately start reimbursing some candidates for their election expenses. Only those candidates who received at least 10 per cent of the valid votes cast are eligible.
Nine hundred and ninety-seven out of the 2,010 candidates have qualified for election expense reimbursement: 317 Conservatives; 314 Liberals; 261 NDP; 25 Peoples’ Party; 6 Greens; and 2 Independents. 72 Bloc Quebecois candidates qualified. None of the candidates of the small parties qualified. [More]
Indigenous Peoples’ Defence of Hereditary Rights