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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.
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 Warwick Township 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‚Äôs 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.

By-law 3 of 2018 - Joint Compliance Audit Committee for the 2018 Election

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