70. In the case of an earthquake victim belonging to the family class, the undertaking required from a sponsor may be given solidarity with another person residing in Québec and, where applicable, the sponsor’s spouse or de facto spouse.
In the case of an application being processed on 17 February 2010, a sponsor who does not have the minimum gross annual income required may join another person and, where application, that person’s spouse or de facto spouse in order to solidarily give the undertaking required.
The conditions applicable to sponsors provided for in section 23 and Division III apply to those persons. Despite the foregoing, the total of their income is used to determine if they have the minimum gross annual income required to provide for the basic needs of the sponsored person and family members whether or not they accompany him or her.