2018-2022 Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee

Under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, (MEA) candidates, registered third-party advertisers, and contributors are bound by specific election campaign finance rules.  Candidates and registered third-party advertisers must file financial statements with the City Clerk outlining their campaign finance activities by the deadlines outlined in the MEA.

Committee Mandate and Membership

The Municipal Elections Act, 1996, (MEA) requires that municipalities establish a Compliance Audit Committee to review and consider compliance audit applications. The 2018-2022 Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee has the following powers and functions under the MEA:

  • Consider compliance audit applications submitted by an eligible elector who believes that a candidate or registered third-party has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act relating to campaign finances and decide whether to grant or reject the application.
  • Appoint an auditor to conduct an audit where the application is granted.
  • Review and consider the auditor's report and if the report concludes that the candidate or registered third-party advertiser appears to have contravened the MEA, decide whether legal proceedings should be commenced against the candidate or registered third-party advertiser.
  • Receive and consider report(s) from the City Clerk identifying contributors who appear to have contravened any of the contribution limits set out in the MEA, and decide whether to commence a legal proceeding against a contributor for an apparent contravention.

The City of Pickering, through a joint initiative with the City of Oshawa, Town of Whitby, Regional Municipality of Durham and the Durham District School Board, recruited a roster of individuals, eligible to serve as Members of the 2018 Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee, for a term commencing December 1, 2018 through November 14, 2022. 

Members:

  • Aileen Ashman
  • Richard Austin
  • David Boghosian
  • Paul Jones
  • Ron Kanter
  • Gurlal Kler
  • Peter Robinson
  • Chris Rous
  • Gary Valcour
  • David Michael Wade
  • Joseph Wyger

Questions

Contact the Clerk's Office at 905.420.4611 or email clerks@pickering.ca.

Resources

2018 Compliance Audit Committee Terms of Reference

2018 Financial Statements