The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) received significantly more political contributions in 2021 than other provincial political parties.
Financial reports reveal this authorized political entities, made public on Wednesday by Élections Québec.
François Legault's party raised $778,761 from 9,317 voters between January 1 and December 31, 2021. For comparison, the CAQ raised $682,283 the previous year.
The Parti Québécois came second, with contributions of $495,576 from 7,057 donors. The PQ is also doing better than it did in 2020, when it raised $393,603.
Québec solidaire received $332,540 in 2021, more than $75,000 more than what the left-wing political party had raised in 2020.
Éric Duhaime's Conservative Party, for its part, raised contributions of $269,195.
With contributions of 13 $282, the Liberal Party of Quebec brings up the rear. Dominique Anglade's party is the only major political party to have received fewer contributions in 2021 than in 2020. In 2020, the PLQ had received contributions of $38,010.
Overall , political entities reported revenues of more than $15.6 million in fiscal year 2021, of which political contributions account for approximately $2.3 million. For the same period, expenditures by political parties amounted to just over $11.4 million.
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