Notice of Joint Compliance Audit Committee Member Recruitment

Townships of Dawn-Euphemia, Enniskillen, St. Clair and Warwick, the City of Sarnia, the Municipalities of Lambton Shores, Brooke-Alvinston, the Towns of Petrolia and Plympton-Wyoming, and the Villages of Oil Springs and Point Edward are recruiting experienced professionals to be considered for appointment to the: JOINT COMPLIANCE AUDIT COMMITTEE

The Committee is required to act in accordance with the powers and obligations set out in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended (MEA). The Committee will be required to:

  • consider a compliance audit application received from an elector that a candidate or a registered third party has contravened provisions of the MEA relating to election campaign finances and determine whether it should be granted or rejected;
  • if the application is granted, the committee shall appoint an auditor to conduct a compliance audit;
  • receive the auditor’s report;
  • consider the auditor’s report and if the report concludes that the candidate or registered third party appear to have contravened a provision of the MEA relating to election campaign finances, the committee may commence legal proceedings against the candidate or third party for the apparent contravention; and,
  • consider the report(s) of the clerk identifying each contributor to a candidate for office on a council or a registered third party who appears to have contravened any of the contribution limits under section 88.9 or 88.13 of the MEA and decide whether to commence a legal proceeding against a contributor for an apparent contravention.

Members of Council, employees or officers of the municipality or local board, any persons who are registered third parties in the municipality in the election for which the committee is established or any persons who are candidates in the election for which the Committee is established are not eligible to be appointed to the Committee.

All Committee Members selected for appointment must agree in writing that they will not work for or provide advice to any candidate running for municipal office within the member municipalities.

The Committee will meet as needed, with meetings to be scheduled when a compliance audit application is received.

The term of the Committee shall be from November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026.

Applicants are required to submit a written summary outlining their qualifications and experience. Applications will be reviewed by the municipal Clerks of the member municipalities who will make recommendations to their respective municipal Councils for appointment.

If you are interested in being considered for appointment to the Joint Compliance Audit Committee, please apply by Friday, February 25, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. to:

Stephanie Troyer-Boyd
Director of Corporate Services