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Candidates sought for Election Compliance Audit Committee

Posted on Friday September 09, 2022

Seeking Interested Person to Become a Member of the West Parry Sound Joint Election Compliance Audit Committee

The West Parry Sound Joint Election Compliance Audit Committee represents the Township of Carling, the Municipality of McDougall, the Township of McKellar, the Town of Parry Sound, the Township of Seguin, the Township of The Archipelago and the Municipality of Whitestone. There is a vacancy on the Committee and letters of interest are being sought to fill the vacancy.

Responsibilities

The Committee:

  • ensures that the provisions relating to election campaign finances under the Municipal Elections Act are not contravened;
  • follows the necessary established procedures to ensure compliance when requested;
  • meets as needed with meetings to be scheduled when a compliance audit application is received and requires disposition.

Remuneration and Term

Committee Members receive an annual retainer. In addition Members receive remuneration of $75.00 per diem for attendance at meetings plus mileage.

The Committee term is consistent with the term of Council, starting November 15, 2022 for 4 years, to consider applications originating from the 2022 and subsequent elections and any by-elections during the term.

Eligibility and Qualifications

Background in any of the following is an asset:

  • accounting and audit — accountants or auditors with experience in preparing or auditing the financial statements of municipal candidates;
  • academic — college or university with expertise in political science or local government administration;
  • legal profession;
  • individuals with experience and knowledge of local government administration;
  • professionals who in the course of their duties are required to adhere to codes or standards of their profession which may be enforced by disciplinary tribunals;
  • knowledge of election campaign financial rules.

Members of Council, municipal staff, and candidates running in the municipal election and any persons who are registered third parties in the municipality in the municipal  election for which the Committee is established are not eligible to be appointed to the Committee. To avoid possible conflicts of interest, care must be taken that any auditors or accountants or legal counsel appointed to the Committee do not audit or prepare the financial statements of any candidate running for office in the municipal election of the Municipalities represented by the Committee, or provide counsel to any candidate running for such office.

View the attached Committee’s Terms of Reference for additional information on the duties and responsibilities.

This posting will remain open until the vacancy is filled.

For further information and to submit a letter outlining qualifications and experience, contact Maryann Martin, Township of the Archipelago Municipal Clerk at 705-746-4243 Ext. 301 or by email mmartin@thearchipelago.ca. Clerk Martin is handling processing of applications on behalf of the participating municipalities. 

Mail or drop off of letter outlining qualifications and experience can also be made to:

Maryann Martin, Municipal Clerk

Township of The Archipelago

9 James Street,

Parry Sound, ON    P2A 1T4

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