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Niagara Compliance Audit Committee

Niagara Compliance Audit Committee

The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 requires each municipality and school board in Ontario to establish a compliance audit committee to consider compliance audit applications.

In 2022, the municipalities and school boards in Niagara, once again, partnered to establish the joint Niagara Compliance Audit Committee.

Purpose of Committee:

  • To consider whether to grant or reject a compliance audit application made by an eligible elector;
  • To appoint an auditor, if the application is granted;
  • Receives and considers the auditor's report and decides whether legal proceedings should be commenced;
  • Considers reports from the Clerk identifying contributors who appear to have contravened election contribution limits and decides whether legal proceedings should be commenced.

Powers and functions of the committee are found under Sections 88.33 - 88.37 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

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