Compliance Audit Committee



2018 Compliance Audit Committee

Now Seeking Applications!

A group of Durham Region's municipalities (Oshawa, Pickering, Whitby and the Region of Durham) along with the Durham District School Board are recruiting experienced professionals to form a roster of eligible members for appointment to their 2018 Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committees.

What is a Compliance Audit Committee?

The role of a Compliance Audit Committee (CAC) is to review and consider compliance audit applications received by an elector who believes that a candidate or registered third party has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act (MEA) relating to election campaign finances.

The CAC is also responsible for reviewing reports submitted by the Town Clerk with respect to any contributor who appears to have contravened any of the contribution limits to a candidates’ election campaign or to a registered third party. 

The powers and functions of the Compliance Audit Committee are in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act and are in place to ensure that the provisions pertaining to campaign finances have not been contravened and to follow the necessary steps to ensure compliance.

The Committee shall have the authority to:

  • grant or reject a compliance audit application;
  • appoint an auditor to conduct the audit where the application is granted;
  • consider the auditor’s or Clerk’s report within 30 days of receiving it; and,
  • decide whether to commence legal proceedings against the candidate, a contributor or registered third party for any apparent contravention.

How can I participate as a member on the Committee?

Applications are currently being accepted from individuals interested in serving on the Compliance Audit Committee.  The Compliance Audit Committee Terms of Reference outline the process for establishing and appointing members to the Committee. The term of appointment for the Committee is four (4) years commencing on December 1, 2018 and concluding on November 14, 2022, or until such time the Committee has disposed of any remaining matters in accordance with the MEA.

Applications may be submitted to the Regional Municipality of Durham, 605 Rossland Road East, Whitby, L1N 6A3 or by email to  Visit for more information.