Non-Quebecers open their wallets for the Bloc

They may not be able to cast a ballot for their local Bloc Quebecois candidate, but that hasn’t stopped some Canadians outside Quebec from giving money to the separatist party.

OTTAWA — They may not be able to cast a ballot for their local Bloc Quebecois candidate, but that hasn’t stopped some Canadians outside Quebec from giving money to the separatist party.

A review of political donations by The Canadian Press found a handful of people who live beyond the borders of la Belle Province have opened their wallets to help the Bloc in its long slog for sovereignty.

Elections Canada’s online database of political contributions shows the Bloc has raised $32,000 from people who live in other parts of the country since 2007.

Only donations of $200 or more appear in the donor database.

Money from outside Quebec makes up a small portion of overall Bloc donations.