Pauline Marois flatly denied a report on Monday that her husband solicited $25,000 from an engineering executive before her successful bid for the Parti Quebecois leadership in 2007.
Radio-Canada reported the executive said in a signed affidavit that Claude Blanchet approached him and asked for the money.
The various cheques were for up to $3,000, which at the time was the maximum individual contribution in the PQ leadership race.
Radio-Canada said the man wrote in the affidavit that his company gave him the cheques and that he in turn handed them over in an envelope to Blanchet because he ``wanted to have special access to Madame Marois.''
Marois reacted shortly after the report was broadcast and denied the allegations.
She said she, her husband and the PQ have always respected the law on the financing of parties.
``The chief electoral officer looked at all the numbers and never found anything untoward,'' she said as she campaigned in Drummondville.
Blanchet also denied in the Radio-Canada report that he solicited the $25,000.
Radio-Canada said the man, who did not want to be identified, told the French-language network of the CBC he has known Blanchet for 15 years.
The network also reported that another engineering executive was asked for money by Blanchet ahead of the 2008 provincial election.
The man said he gave Blanchet cheques totalling $5,000 from employees of his firm.