Compliance Audit Committee
Any elector who is entitled to vote in an election and believes that a Candidate or Registered Third Party has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (MEA) relating to election campaign finances can apply for a compliance audit of a Candidate or Registered Third Party financial statement.
Municipal Elections Compliance Audit Committee
In accordance with the MEA, City of Sarnia Council is required to have a Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee to consider compliance audit applications with regard to candidate or Registered Third Party financial statements filed under Section 88 of the MEA for the 2014 election.
Role of the Compliance Audit Committee
- Review any applications for a compliance audit of any Candidate or Registered Third Party who ran for election to Sarnia City Council.
- Determine whether the application should be granted or rejected within 30 days of receipt of such application.
- Where an application is granted, appoint an auditor licensed under the Public Accounting Act, 2004 or other prescribed person, to conduct a compliance audit of the Candidate or Registered Third Party’s election campaign finances.
- Consider the report of the auditor within 30 days of receipt and may,
- If the report concludes that the candidate appears to have contravened a provision of the MEA relating to election campaign finances, commence a legal proceeding against the candidate for the apparent contravention;
- If the report concludes that the Candidate or Registered Third Party does not appear to have contravened a provision of the MEA relating to election campaign finances, make a finding as to whether there were reasonable grounds for the application.
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This page was reviewed or revised on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 1:37 PM