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Compliance Audit Committee

The role of a Compliance Audit Committee (CAC) is to review and consider compliance audit applications received by an elector who believes that a candidate or registered third party has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act (MEA) relating to election campaign finances.

The CAC is also responsible for reviewing reports submitted by the Town Clerk with respect to any contributor who appears to have contravened any of the contribution limits to a candidates’ election campaign or to a registered third party. 

The powers and functions of the Compliance Audit Committee are in accordance with section 88.33 to 88.37 of the Municipal Elections Act and are in place to ensure that the provisions pertaining to campaign finances have not been contravened and to follow the necessary steps to ensure compliance.

The Committee shall have the authority to:

  • grant or reject a compliance audit application;
  • appoint an auditor to conduct the audit where the application is granted;
  • consider the auditor’s or Clerk’s report within 30 days of receiving it; and,
  • decide whether to commence legal proceedings against the candidate, a contributor or registered third party for any apparent contravention.

2018 Compliance Audit Committee Terms of Reference


 Applying for a Compliance Audit

  • An elector who is entitled to vote in an election and believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate or third party has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 relating to election campaign finances, may apply for a compliance audit of the candidate or third party campaign finances.
  • An application for a compliance audit shall be made to the Town Clerk within 90 days after March 29, 2019, the financial filing date. This application shall be in writing and shall set out the reasons for the elector's application.

To request a compliance audit an elector may contact the Town Clerk, Legislative Services Section, 6311 Old Church Road, Caledon, ON L7C 1J6, during regular business hours - Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., to request an application form.

For more information and an application form please visit caledon.ca/election or contact Legislative Services in person at 6311 Old Church Road, Caledon East, by phone at 905.584.2272 x. 2366 or by email at legislative.services@caledon.ca.