Municipal and School Board Elections are held every four years in Ontario, with the most recent election held Monday, October 22, 2018. This election includes the election of Collingwood Council including the position of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and seven Councillors, as well as school board trustees.
All candidates and registered third party advertisers that participated in the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election are required to file financial statements by Friday, March 29, 2019 at 2:00pm unless their campaign period was extended. The statements provide how much a candidate or registered third party advertiser spent and contributions they received for their campaign.
All financial statements submitted by candidates and registered third party advertisers are available on the Town’s website at 2018 Municipal Election - Financial Statements or by clicking on the name of the candidate or registered third party advertiser in the below chart.
Below you will find a summary of the financial statements received and whether they met the filing requirements outlined in Municipal Elections Act. There is a 30 day grace period for those who miss the deadline to file a financial statement, provided that the candidate pays a $500 late filing fee to the municipality.
Should a candidate not meet the filing requirements provided for in Section 88.23 of the Municipal Elections Act, the following penalties would apply:
a) the candidate forfeits any office to which he or she was elected and the office is deemed to be vacant; and
b) until the next regular election has taken place, the candidate is ineligible to be elected or appointed to any office to which this Act applies.
The County of Simcoe has formed a Joint Compliance Audit Committee (CAC) with local municipalities as required under the Municipal Elections Act. The participating municipalities in the Joint CAC are the Townships of Clearview, Oro-Medonte, Ramara, Severn, Springwater, Tay, and Tiny, the Towns of Collingwood, and Midland, and the City of Orillia. The committee members were all appointed by by-law in each participating municipality.
The Joint Compliance Audit Committee is a public process and the Committee is responsible for reviewing compliance audit applications submitted by an elector who believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate or third party advertiser has contravened the provisions of the Municipal Elections Act relating to campaign or advertising finances.
An elector that is entitled to vote in an election and believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate or registered third party advertiser has contravened a provision the Municipal Elections Act relating to election campaign finances may apply to the Joint Compliance Audit Committee for a compliance audit of the candidate’s election campaign finances, even if the candidate has not filed a financial statement under section 88.25.
The County of Simcoe Clerk will facilitate the compliance audit process. Within ten (10) days of the municipal clerk receiving the application, it will be provided to the Joint CAC members. All reasonable notice of meetings to the public, candidate or TPA, and applicant will be provided.
Questions regarding this process can be directed to the Town of Collingwood Municipal Clerk, Sara Almas.
• Applicant must be eligible to vote in an election.
• Have reasonable grounds to contest a candidate’s or TPA’s campaign finances.
• Complete the Application for a Compliance Audit.
• Submit application to the Town of Collingwood Municipal Clerk by the deadline.
Application for a Compliance Audit
Deadline to Submit Application for a Compliance Audit
Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 4:30 pm
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Council Elect 2018-2022
Mayor Brian Saunderson
Deputy Mayor Keith Hull
Councillor Mariane McLeod
Councillor Tina Comi
Councillor Bob Madigan
Councillor Deb DohertyCouncillor Steve Berman
Councillor Kathy Jeffery
Councillor Yvonne Hamlin