The Town of Oakville, City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, and the Regional Municipality of Halton have established a Joint Compliance Audit Committee for 2018-2022.
This Committee is required by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (the Act) to:
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The deadling to file an application for a compliance audit request of a candidate’s and/or Registered Third Party’s election campaign finances who's campaign was not extended has now passed.
To file an application for a compliance audit request of a candidate who's campaign has been extended in accordance with the Act:
The Act provides that an application for a compliance audit for an extended campaign for the October 22, 2018 election must be made within 90 days after the latest of the following dates:
Dates and details on filing of financial statements, including grace periods and extensions can be found on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website.
Requests for audits for school board candidates must be filed with the applicable school board.
Within 30 days after receiving the application, the Compliance Audit Committee will consider the application and determine if an audit is required or if the application is rejected.
The decision of the Committee regarding whether an audit is required or if the application is rejected, may be appealed to the Ontario Court of Justice within 15 days after the decision is made.
If the Committee grants the audit, the auditor will conduct the audit to determine if the Candidate or Registered Third Party has complied with the requirements of the Municipal Elections Act with regard to election campaign finances.
The auditor will provide a report to the Clerk, the Candidate or Registered Third Party and the Applicant.
The committee will consider the report within 30 days of receiving it and determines whether legal proceedings should be commenced against the Candidate or Registered Third Party.
In accordance with Section 88.37(6) of the Municipal Elections Act, the clerk of the municipality or the secretary of the local board, as the case may be, shall establish administrative practices and procedures for the committee and shall carry out any other duties required under this Act to implement the committee’s decisions.
Further updates will be made as information becomes available.