Who can make an application for Compliance Audit? 

In accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, an elector who is entitled to vote and believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate or third party advertiser has contravened a provision of the MunicipalElections Act relating to election campaign finances may apply for a compliance audit. 

An eligible elector is: 

  • A Canadian citizen; and 

  • At least 18 years of age; and 

  • Resides in Clarence-Rockland, or is the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant    

An application for a compliance audit must be made within 90 days after the latest of the following dates: 

  • The filing date 

  • The date the candidate/third party advertiser filed a financial statement, if the statement was filed within 30 days after the applicable filing date 

  • The candidate/third party advertiser's supplementary filing date, if any 

  • The date on which the candidate/third party advertiser's extension of the filing date, if any, expires 

An application for a compliance audit must be made in writing and should outline the reasons why the applicant believes the candidate or third party advertiser has contravened the Municipal Elections Act relating to election campaign finances. An application must include the applicant's full name, qualifying address, and for the purposes of communication with the applicant, their mailing address, phone number and email address. 

Applications can be submitted in the following ways: 

  • Email toadministration@clarence-rockland.comadministration@clarence-rockland.com  

  • Deliver in person to the City Clerk's Office, Clarence-Rockland City Hall, (attention: City Clerk) 

  • Mail to City Clerk, City Clerk's Office, City of Clarence-Rockland, 1560Laurier Street, Rockland, ON K4K 1P7

 Joint Compliance Audit Committee for the 2022 Municipal Elections

Municipalities located within the United Counties of Prescott and Russell are recruiting experienced professionals for appointment to their 2022 Municipal Elections Joint Compliance Audit Committee. 

The Committee is independent of the municipalities and is required by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 to consider applications requesting audits of candidates' campaign finances. Committees may be required to appoint auditors and determine if legal proceedings are required as a result of the auditors' reports. 

Applicants with a background in accounting, auditing, law, election administration, and/or public administration are preferred. Applicants should: 

  • have an understanding of municipal campaign finance provisions; 

  • demonstrate analytical decision-making and excellent communication skills; 

  • have experience working with or as a member of government boards, task forces and/or quasi-judicial bodies; and 

  • have flexibility to attend meetings during daytime and evening hours. 

Applicants cannot be candidates in the 2022 Municipal Election, nor can they have committed to providing professional advice to any person running for office in any municipality located within the United Counties of Prescott and Russell. Applicants also cannot be Members of Council or current employees of any municipality located within the United Counties of Prescott and Russell. 

The Committee's term of office is four years, beginning on November 15, 2022. Successful applicants will receive a retainer of $400 and a per diem of $100 (plus mileage). 

If interested, the deadline to submit your application is May 6, 2022.   

Please request your application by sending an email to the attention of Mrs. Monique Ouellet, Clerk mouellet@clarence-rockland.com 

Your completed application can be sent: 

By mail:City of Clarence-Rockland, 1560 Laurier Street, Rockland ON K4K 1P7 

By fax:  613-446-1497 

For more information about the Committee, please contact Monique Ouellet by phone at 613-446-6022 ext. 2300 or by email at mouellet@clarence-rockland.com  

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information gathered is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 2001, c. M.25 and will be used to select a candidate. 

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, the City of Clarence-Rockland agrees to recognize the different needs and to provide an accessible place to all.