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. (Any compliance audit requests against a school board trustee candidate must be submitted to the appropriate school board).

The Committee performs functions relating to the compliance audit application process as outlined in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

These functions include:

  • considering whether an application for a compliance audit filed by an elector should be granted or rejected
  • appointing an auditor, if the application is granted
  • receiving and considering the auditor’s report and deciding whether legal proceedings should be commenced

The Committee is also responsible for considering reports from the City Clerk identifying contributors who appear to have contravened election contribution limits and deciding whether legal proceedings should be commenced.

The Committee’s Operating Budget and meeting management support is provided through the City Clerk’s Office.

Follow this link for information on the Board governance structure for the Compliance Audit Committee.