Elections

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. 

 

Candidate / Third Party Advertiser

Office

Financial Statement Received

Within Spending Limits

Surplus

Aldred, Stephen

Councillor

29-Mar-19

Yes

No

Baines, Christopher

Councillor

30-Nov-18

Yes

No

Beeston, Stuart

Councillor

24-Jan-19

Yes

No

Berman, Steven

Councillor

23-Jan-19

Yes

Yes - Paid

Blair, Michael

Mayor

7-Nov-18

Yes

No

Booth, Jason

Councillor

8-Feb-19

Yes

No

Brindisi, Nick

Councillor

28-Mar-19

Yes

No

Chadwick, Ian

Deputy Mayor

7-Feb-19

Yes

No

Comi, Tina

Councillor

22-Mar-19

Yes

No

Cooper, Shawn

Councillor

23-Jan-19

Yes

No

Dickenson, George

Councillor

8-Mar-19

Yes

No

Doherty, Deb

Councillor

22-Mar-19

Yes

No

Ecclestone, Cam

Councillor

25-Mar-19

Yes

No

Fryer, Tim

Councillor

26-Mar-19

Yes

No

Greco, Sal

Councillor

25-Mar-19

Yes

No

Hamlin, Yvonne

Councillor

28-Mar-19

Yes

No

Hull, Keith

Deputy Mayor

27-Mar-19

Yes

No

Jeffery, Kathy

Councillor

4-Jan-19

Yes

No

Knoll, Kathleen

Councillor

26-Mar-19

Yes

No

Madigan, Bob

Councillor

28-Mar-19

Yes

No

McLeod, Mariane

Councillor

1-Feb-19

Yes

Yes - Paid

Saunderson, Brian

Mayor

29-Mar-19

Yes

No

Trude, John

Mayor

01-Apr-19

Yes

No

West, Dale

Councillor

26-Mar-19

Yes

No

Caulfield, Hugh

School Board Trustee

6-Feb-19

Yes

No

McWilliams, Brian

School Board Trustee

 

 

 

Potter, Robert

School Board Trustee

29-Oct-18

Yes

No

Snell, Tanya

School Board Trustee

29-Mar-19

Yes

No

Campaign Life Coalition

Third Party Advertiser

20-Feb-19

Yes

No

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. 
 

 
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