Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Milton Audit Compliance Committee

The Town of Milton is seeking individuals to serve on a Municipal Election Compliance Audit

In accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (MEA), Town of Milton Council is required to strike a Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee (MECAC) to consider compliance audit applications with regard to candidates’ financial statements filed under Section 81 of the MEA for the 2010 election. Compliance audit applications can be made by an elector who is entitled to vote in an election and who believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate running for the election to Milton Council has contravened a provision of the MEA relating to election campaign finances.

The purpose of the committee is to review applications for a compliance audit and determine
whether the application should be granted or rejected, within 30 days of receiving the application.

If the committee grants the application, then it would appoint an auditor to conduct the audit of a
candidate’s election campaign finances. If the audit concludes that the candidate has contravened
a provision of the MEA related to finances, the Committee may commence a legal proceeding
against the candidate. If the audit concludes there was no contravention, the Committee may
determine whether there were reasonable grounds for the application. If there were not, Council is entitled to recover costs from the applicant.

Committee members should possess an in-depth knowledge of the campaign finance rules of the
MEA so they can make independent decisions on the merits of the applications. As the committee will operate as a quasi-judicial committee, prior experience on a committee, task force or tribunal would also be an asset.

This is a paid position on a per meeting basis.

Interested individuals should submit a confidential letter of interest including background and
qualifications to the Town Clerk at the Town of Milton, Town Clerk’s Division, 150 Mary Street,
Milton, Ontario, L9T 6Z5, or at townclerk@milton.ca. Individuals can also apply in person at the
aforementioned location; office hours are from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.

For more information on the Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee, visit www.milton.ca or contact 905-878-7252 ext. 2131.

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