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Election Compliance Audit Committee

2014-2018 Election Compliance Audit Committee

Under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (MEA) candidates for municipal council and school board trustee positions are bound by specific election campaign finance rules and must file provincially prescribed financial statements with the City Clerk and Solicitor outlining their campaign finance activities.

Any eligible elector who believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate has broken one of the election finance rules set out in the MEA may submit an application for a compliance audit.

The City of Ottawa’s 2014-2018 Election Compliance Audit Committee is an independent, statutory body that receives and makes decisions on applications for compliance audits of candidates’ municipal election campaign finances. The Committee’s functions include:

  • Considering whether an application for a compliance audit should be granted;
  • Appointing an auditor, if the application is granted;
  • Considering the auditor’s report; and
  • If the report concludes that the candidate appears to have contravened the MEA, deciding whether to commence a legal proceeding against the candidate.

The members of the 2014-2018 Election Compliance Audit Committee are as follows:

  • Carmelle Bédard
  • Jean-Pierre Kingsley
  • Lloyd Russel
  • Janice Vézina
  • Douglas Wallace

Please note that the deadlines for filing compliance audit applications with respect to the October 2014 general election have passed. As such, applications for compliance audits will only be received should a by-election be held during the 2014-2018 term of Council. Should a by-election be held, information with respect to submitting an application for a compliance audit will be updated at that time.

2014 Financial Statements

Financial statements as filed by candidates for City Council and School Board Trustee are posted here.

2014-2018 Election Compliance Audit Committee: Hearings and Decisions

Hearings and Decisions
Hearing Date Agenda Minutes
Friday, April 17, 2015 Agenda Minutes
Friday, July 10, 2015 Agenda Minutes
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Agenda Minutes
Monday, December 14, 2015 Agenda Minutes
Friday, February 12, 2016 Agenda Disposition


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