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Compliance Audit Committee

The Compliance Audit Committee makes decisions on applications for compliance audits.

If an eligible elector believes a candidate has broken an election finance rule, the elector may apply for a compliance audit.

Other information

The Compliance Audit Committee makes decisions on applications for compliance audits.

Under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (MEA), candidates for Regional Chair must:

  • Follow certain rules for election campaign finances.
  • File financial statements that show their campaign finance activities.

If an eligible elector believes a candidate has broken an election finance rule, the elector may apply for a compliance audit.

An eligible elector is a Canadian Citizen who is at least 18 years of age.

Committee’s main functions

The Committee decides whether to allow an application for a compliance audit.

If the Committee grants an application, it will appoint an auditor. The Committee then reviews the auditor’s report.

Compliance Audit Committee details

The Committee's term of office is 4 years, starting in December 2018 and ending on November 14, 2022.

Members with a background in one or more of these areas are preferred:

  • accounting
  • auditing
  • law
  • election administration
  • public administration

Members should have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of municipal elections, including campaign financing rules,
  • Proven analytical and decision-making skills,
  • Experience working on committees, task forces or similar settings,
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quasi-judicial proceedings,
  • Availability and willingness to attend meetings during daytime and evening hours; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Committee members cannot:

  • Have been a candidate or registered third party advertiser in the 2018 Municipal Election.
  • Have committed to providing professional advice to any person running for office in any Peel Region municipality.
  • Be a Member of Council or current employee of any Peel Region municipality or school board having jurisdiction in Peel Region.