Committee that will consider applications requesting financial audits of candidate campaigns and third-party advertisers in the 2018 Municipal Election looking for volunteers.

News 100 redBy Staff

July 6th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Oakville and the Regional Municipality of Halton are seeking experienced professionals for appointment to the 2018-2022 Joint Compliance Audit Committee.

The Town of Milton is not part of this initiative

This Committee is required by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, to consider applications requesting financial audits of candidate campaigns and third-party advertisers in the 2018 Municipal Election. It will be composed of between three and seven members with a background in accounting, auditing, law, election administration and/or public administration. Applicants should possess some or all of the following:

Municipal transparency• understanding of the Municipal Elections Act’s municipal election campaign financing provisions;
• experience in administrative law;
• proven analytical and decision-making skills;
• experience working on a committee, task force or in a similar setting;
• demonstrated oral and written communication skills; and
• any other criteria as may be prescribed under the Act.

 

 

 

Applicants cannot be:

• members of Council or employees of any of the City of Burlington, Town of Halton Hills, Town of Oakville or Regional Municipality of Halton;
• candidates or registered third parties in the 2018 Municipal Election, their family members, or any person connected to a candidate through an employment, contractual, business or partnership relationship;
• anyone who has participated as a candidate for an office or registered third party in the City of Burlington, Town of Halton Hills, Town of Oakville or Regional Municipality of Halton in the past two regular municipal elections, or who have conducted audits or provided financial or legal advice in respect of such campaigns; and
• anyone who intends to assist any candidate or registered third party, as a volunteer or for compensation, in the 2018 Municipal Election.

In order to be considered for appointment to this Committee, the application form must be received by the Regional Clerk before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Submission instructions are included on the application form.

More information about the Committee is available in the Terms of Reference. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

If you require documents in an alternate format, email accesshalton@halton.ca or dial 311

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1 comment to Committee that will consider applications requesting financial audits of candidate campaigns and third-party advertisers in the 2018 Municipal Election looking for volunteers.

  • Mike E

    This is all well and good but the problem remains that this scrutiny is all post-election and the damage is done. Certainly, there are penalties to be applied but they do not involve removal from office for infractions that may have won you the election. Who judges possible violations of the Municipal Elections Act before May 1st and during the election period? Generally the City Clerk who reports, directly or indirectly, to a sitting mayor who is also a candidate. Seems to be a little problematic at best. Incumbents do have a distinct advantage, particularly when they decide to not play by the rules.

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