About the Compliance Audit Committee

About the Compliance Audit Committee

The Compliance Audit Committee is a committee whose authority is granted through Section 81 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, S.O. 1996, c. 32, as amended. It’s responsible for considering applications made by electors that believe on reasonable grounds that a candidate has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act relating to election campaign finances and determine whether the complaint should be granted or rejected.

Applications to request a review of a Candidates financial statement for the 2014 Municipal Election are due by no later than June 25, 2015.


As provided for in section 81 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, the Committee’s mandate is:

  • Receive applications from the Clerk and determine whether the compliant has merit.
  • Should the application have merit and warrant an auditor’s review, forward the application to the Town’s auditor, if not disqualified from conducting the audit by association or the provision of services to a candidate in the municipal election. If the auditor is disqualified, the Clerk may designate an alternate auditor to conduct the audit.
  • Receive the auditor’s report and make recommendations to Council.


The Committee shall be composed of not fewer than three and not more than seven members of the public to be appointed by Council.  Individuals who are employees or officers of the Town of Collingwood or local board; members of council or a local board; or any persons who are candidates in the election for which the committee is established or key members, officers or agents of a municipal election campaign are not eligible to be appointed to the Committee.

The term of committee members is to be consistent with the term of office (2014-2018). The current members of the Committee are:
Gordon Hall
Joan DiGregorio
John O'Neill
Ruben Rosen


The committee meets at the call of the Chair, to be held at the Town Hall. All meetings are to be conducted in public, subject to any need to meet in closed session as provided for under the Municipal Act, 2001. No meetings have been schedule at this time.

Important Links

For information regarding the Compliance Audit Committee kindly contact Sara Almas, Clerk at:

Town of Collingwood
97 Hurontario Street, PO Box 157
Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Z5
Phone: 705-445-1030 ext. 3225 | Fax: 705-445-2448 | E-mail: clerk@collingwood.ca