The Compliance Audit Committee receives and makes decisions on applications for compliance audits of campaign finances for Council candidates and registered third party advertisers in a municipal election or by-election.
The Committee’s functions include:
The Committee also considers reports from the City Clerk identifying contributors who appear to have contravened election contribution limits and decides whether legal proceedings should commence.
The City Clerk’s Office provides the Committee’s operating budget and meeting management support.
The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (MEA, 1996) requires an outgoing municipal council to establish a Compliance Audit Committee on or before October 1 in the year of an election. The powers and functions of the Committee are provided under the MEA, 1996. The Committee operates with Rules of Procedure for the 2018 -2022 Compliance Audit Committee By-law 1 as amended by By-law 2 with respect to electronic participation and removal of public presentations.
The Compliance Audit Committee consists of three public members appointed by City Council through the City’s Public Appointments process. The Committee elects a Chair from among its members.
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