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Municipality of Clarington Compliance Audit Committee


The Municipal Elections Act, 1996, requires that every municipality appoint a compliance audit committee prior to October 1 of an election year. Candidates are bound by specific election campaign finance rules. An elector who believes a candidate has broken one of the rules can seek a compliance audit. The mandate of the compliance audit committee is to:

  • Consider requests for a compliance audit and determine whether the request should be granted or rejected
  • If the request is granted, appoint an auditor
  • Review the auditor's report and determine whether legal action should be taken
  • May commence a legal proceeding against the candidate for any apparent contravention
  • If the auditor's report indicates that there were no apparent contraventions and if there appears that there were no reasonable grounds for the application, advise Council on how to proceed. Council would then decide whether to recover the auditor's costs from the applicant.

Terms of reference


Minimum of three members, appointed by Council prior to October 1 of an election year.

See Terms of Reference for additional eligibility requirements.

Frequency of meetings

The Committee meets as needed, with meetings to be scheduled by the Municipal Clerk, in consultation with the Chair, when a compliance audit application is received.


$400 per member as a retainer fee (includes compensation for review of any background materials)
$350 per member for each committee meeting, plus mileage
$200 per member for attendance at training

Committee contact

June Gallagher, Municipal Clerk
905-623-3379 ext. 2102



Documents and publications

For more information on the Compliance Audit Process, see Report CLD-009-18.


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