In Quebec, they have matching funding for independent candidates. At the candidate level, there isn't a threshold in Quebec. If you run as an independent, you'll get the matching funding for what you raise for your campaign. That also levels the playing field much more for independent candidates, who are discriminated against currently in the Canada Elections Act. They cannot raise money between elections, as riding associations are allowed to for the next campaign, so the matching funding helps. Removing that prohibition on raising money before the writ is dropped from an independent candidate is also something that should be changed to make the system more fair.
On October 5th, 2017. See this statement in context.