The leader of Quebec’s Conservative Party earns $130,000 a year, slightly less than what Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois and Paul St-Pierre Plamondon earn as leaders of the second and third opposition parties.
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After two years without a salary in his political organization, Eric Duheim had asked the party to pay him an adjunct salary “roughly equivalent to” or $101,561, according to the National Assembly’s website.
In mid-November, the PCQ’s national executive bureau finally decided to give Eric Duheim a higher salary, close to what he would have received as head of a parliamentary committee approved by the parliament, at $130,000 a year. .
“Given the context of the party and the precedent set for Paul St-Pierre Plamont, it was the National Executive Office that awarded Mr. Duhaime this salary,” his press officer said in a text message.
By comparison, the base allowance for the second and third opposition leaders is $137,107 per year.
Thanks to its election results, the PCQ is in better financial health than ever. With 530,786 votes on the last ballot, they will receive $1,390,659 each year for the next four years, as currently $2.62 per voter per year. Note that this amount is indexed every year.
During the mandate, the PCQ will collect a minimum of $5.5 million in funding from the Chief Electoral Officer of Quebec (DGEQ) for each vote.