Applicants for Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee

In accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (MEA), City Council has approved a Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee to consider compliance audit applications with regard to candidates’ financial statements filed under Section 81 of the (MEA) for the 2014 election.

Interested applicants are required to submit a completed Application Form by Friday, October 31, 2014.

The purpose of the Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee is to:

  • Review compliance audit applications made by electors and decide whether they should be granted or rejected;

  • Appoint an auditor, if the application is granted;

  • Receive the auditor’s report;

  • Consider the auditor’s report and decide if legal proceedings should be commenced; and

  • Give directions accordingly and recover the costs of conducting the compliance audit from the applicant if no apparent contraventions are found.

Committee members should possess a knowledge of the campaign finance rules of the (MEA) so they can make independent decisions on the merits of the applications. As the committee will operate as a quasi-judicial committee, prior experience on a committee, task force or tribunal would also be an asset. Committee members will receive a per diem rate of $100.

Applications will not be accepted from:

  • Employees or officers of the municipality

  • Members of City Council

  • Candidates in the election for which the Committee is established or family members or employees of same, or any person connected to a candidate through an employments, contractual, business or partnership relationship; or

  • Any person who is or intends to volunteer or seek employment to assist any candidate in the election for which the Committee is established.