426. Election expenses shall be limited so as never to exceed for a party, during a general election, $0.70 per elector for all the electoral divisions in which such party has an official candidate.
The election expenses for each candidate shall be limited so as never to exceed $0.76 per elector during a general election. However, in the electoral divisions of Duplessis, Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue, René-Lévesque and Ungava, the maximum is increased by $0.20 per elector, and in the electoral division of Îles-de-la-Madeleine, the maximum is increased by $0.94 per elector.
During a by-election, the maximum limit of election expenses for each candidate is increased by $0.70.
The amounts provided for in this section shall be adjusted on 1 April each year according to the change in the average Consumer Price Index for the preceding year, based on the index established for the whole of Québec by Statistics Canada. If the amount computed on the basis of the index includes a decimal, the decimal shall be rounded off to the higher digit where it is equal to or greater than 5 and, if not, to the lower digit. The Chief Electoral Officer shall publish the results of the adjustment in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
If the amounts set out in this section are adjusted during an election period, the adjusted amount applies for the entire election period.
1989, c. 1, s. 426; 1992, c. 38, s. 68; 2001, c. 2, s. 43; 2008, c. 22, s. 62; 2012, c. 26, s. 20.
See notice of indexation; (2019) 151 G.O. 1 (French), 211.