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Exciting News: Quebec Abolishes Contest Laws - No More Régie Filings or Fees!

Hey there, contest enthusiasts!

If you're involved in running national or Quebec-based contest campaigns, we have some fantastic news to share that could make your life a whole lot easier.

As of Friday, October 27, 2023, Quebec has introduced some significant changes to its provincial rules for publicity contests.

Firefly The quebec flag with the words -you win- and blue streamers and confetti 24137In this blog post, we'll break down what this means for you and your future contests.

What's New in Quebec?

Quebec has made some key changes to the contest regulations.  Here's the lowdown:

1. No More Filing/Duty Obligations: Contest sponsors are no longer required to file their contests with the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (commonly known as the Régie) or remit duty payments based on prize values. This means you can launch contests without the bureaucratic red tape.

2. Simplified Process: Quebec-specific contest rule disclosures are now a thing of the past. Plus, there's no need to seek the Régie's approval for post-launch contest modifications. You have more flexibility to make changes as needed.

3. Régie's Continued Oversight: It's important to note that any contests filed before October 27, 2023, will still fall under the Régie's jurisdiction, regardless of their start date.

Why Is This Good News?

Incorporating Quebec residents into your contests just became a whole lot simpler! While you still need to ensure compliance with the Quebec Charter of the French Language regarding the use of French, the administrative burden linked with the Régie is now a thing of the past. This is a game-changer for anyone running contests in Quebec.  

In addition to simplifying the administrative aspects, this change allows you to focus more on crafting engaging contest experiences that resonate with your Quebec audience. It's a golden opportunity to connect with local participants and expand your reach in this vibrant market.

Ready for Another Contest Campaign with SPRY?

If you're already familiar with our SPRY software platform, get ready to maximize its capabilities. With these changes in Quebec's contest regulations, you can now deliver engaging digital experiences filled with exciting mechanics, games, and rewards without worrying about the Régie's paperwork.

Here's what SPRY can offer:

  • Quick deployments for your contests
  • Sidestep any operational roadblocks
  • Count on SPRY’s compliance and security features to keep your contests running smoothly

What To Watch:

To make the most of these changes, explore these resources:

If you have any questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

In Conclusion

Quebec's recent decision to abolish certain contest regulations is a game-changer for businesses and marketers looking to engage with Quebec residents through contests. With SPRY by your side, you can make the most of these changes and create exciting contest campaigns hassle-free.

For more in-depth information on the announcement, you can also visit the Régie's website for official details.

Stay tuned for more updates and insights on running successful contests and campaigns. We're here to help you make the most of your marketing endeavors!

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