A simple search for "Pierre Karl Péladeau" on the Director General of Elections' online donations database reveals that five donations were made to provincial political parties in that name since 2005.
Three donations totalling $5,000 were made by one "Pierre Karl Péladeau" to the Liberal Party of Quebec from 2005 to 2007, while Jean Charest was Premier. A DGE spokesperson told CJAD 800 News that it is possible a man with the same name could have made the donations.
$3,000 in contributions were made under the same name to the Parti Québécois and the now-defunct Action Démocratique du Québec in 2010 and 2007 respectively.
A PQ spokesperson initially said that the party had no comment to make on the matter.
Questioned at a press conference by CJAD 800 News, Péladeau said if he did make the donations, it shouldn't be interpreted as a sign of support to the Liberal party.
"I was not completely aware of my donation. Thank you for the information," he said. "You should not take this as any relation, association with the Liberal Party. I voted 'yes' at the referendum...I always believe in democracy...political parties are a part of democracy, so there is no problem to donate to all parties in Quebec."