For a political party that espouses separation from Canada, the Bloc Quebecois seems to have no qualms against accepting money from the Canadian government. In the first quarter of 2008, they managed to raise only $36,850.78 in donations; at the same time, they accepted $758,350.39 in funds based on the number of votes they received in the last federal election.
95% of their money comes from Canadian taxpayers; only 5% is raised on their own initiative from individuals seeking to support Bloc policies.
Parties which receive at least 2% of the vote in elections receive quarterly payments of $0.4375 per valid vote. Apparently the Bloc is content to receive this cheque four times a year, since it seems they don't feel the need to augment it with any serious fundraising campaigns of their own. They only took in 607 individual donations, with only 33 people making a significant donation (more than $200). In contrast, the Conservative Party took in donations of $3,525,352.31 from 33,833 contributors.
If the Bloc Quebecois is truly serious about separating from Canada, should they not also turn down these Canadian election allowances?