Couillard, David release financial statements

From left: Françoise David, François Legault, Pauline Marois and Philippe Couillard at last Thursday's leaders' debate.
Paul Chiasson/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Liberal leader Philippe Couillard and Québec Solidaire co-spokesperson Françoise David have released their 2012 financial statements to La Presse. The paper has demanded that all four party leaders do so. The CAQ's François Legault has indicated he will do so before the end of the campaign, and Premier Pauline Marois says she will not.

The request by the paper includes their federal and provincial tax documents, their tax bills on their real estate holdings, and other financial holdings, with the exception of their contributions to an RRSP and stock market investments.

Couillard paid more than $42,000 in taxes in 2012 on an income of close to $202,000, while his assets totalled $667,000

David paid $8900 in taxes in 2012, and also owns a condo in Montreal and a third of a country home in the Lower Laurentians.

In the U.S., it is customary — though not mandatory — for presidential candidates to reveal their financial statements in this fashion for reasons of transparency.

Philippe Couillard
$52,250 Income from Secor-KPMG
$136,304 Dividends from Canadian firms
$247 Interest from other investments
$13,150 Revenue from medical consulting firm
$201,952 Total Revenue
$29,033 Deductions for RRSP, etc.
$172,920 Net Revenue
$155 Charitable donations
$310 Political donations
$24,076 Quebec income taxes
$17,990 Federal taxes
Assets
$144,570 Value of medical practice
$74,833 Stocks and stock options
$242,700 his share (50%) of St. Felicien residence
$204,692 RRSP
$365 cash holdings
$667,160 total assets

Françoise David
$59,680 Employment income (MNA)
$4075 Interest from investments
$1230 Income from speaker's fees
$64,985 Total Revenue
$18,489 Deductions for RRSP, etc.
$46,496 Net Revenue
$1442 Charitable donations
$310 Political donations
$4222 Quebec income taxes
$4644 Federal income taxes
Assets
$206,800 Condo in Montreal
$14,667 1/3 share of home in Lanaudiere

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  1. Ed posted on 03/27/2014 10:50 AM
    How is it possible to won $75,000 in shares and yet make $136,000 in dividends?
    Amazing. I want to know which shares he owns so I can buy the same.

    I am on pension and contribute ~$2,000 to charity. Both of these people are cheapskates!!!
  2. Mike d posted on 03/27/2014 12:45 PM
    I bet Pauline has 10 times their money. What are you afraid of?
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