Municipal and School Board Elections are held every four years in Ontario, with the next election scheduled for October 2022. This election includes the election of Collingwood Council including the position of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and seven Councillors, as well as school board trustees.
Members of Collingwood Council are elected through an At-large election process, meaning each council member represents all tax payers and residents of Collingwood and not a specific ward or area within Collingwood. For a full listing of the current Council members visit the Town Council page on our website at www.collingwood.ca/council-government/town-council.
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.
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.