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PLC: $ 51,000 required by each MP
“Justin Trudeau’s party proves to be very demanding of its Quebec MPs, and not just for funding.”
“All outgoing members of the Liberal Party (PLC) in Quebec will have to raise at least $ 51,000 for the next federal election, reports Le Journal de Montreal (JdM) in its Saturday edition.
“Justin Trudeau’s party has introduced to its MPs a new application management system with very specific funding goals,” says the paper, a system that was non-existent in the LPC in 2015.
In addition, “all outgoing candidates must find 30 new donors who will each pledge to provide at least $ 10 a month to the LPC’s’ Victory Fund ‘, as well as to’ obtain matching sums half of the maximum allowable expenses in each electoral district by Elections Canada “.
All of these requirements are approximately $ 51,000, but not for new applicants. Some MPs will have the task of raising up to $ 69,000, according to JM’s calculations.
This means that MPs will have a lot of work to do, especially since they must also accumulate at least 5,000 points “by contacting voters in their constituency during a term of office”. This is what TVA calls “Justin Points”. Thus, each phone call and door-to-door operation allows the candidate / MP to win an “x” number of points.
“Added to this is the mandatory participation in two” Action Days “of the party, formal events organized by the national leadership during which volunteers and deputies do door-to-door blitzes, for example. adds the JdM.”