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​Compliance Audit Committee

The Compliance Audit Committee is established before October 1 of an election year for the term of office of Council, being four years.

For the 2014-2018 term, the Township of Oro-Medonte and the Township of Springwater have established a joint committee with members from both townships.

This Committee meets, as needed, when a compliance audit application is received. Meetings are scheduled by the Clerk, in consultation with the Chair.

A Chair for the Committee is selected from amongst the members at the first meeting.


The powers and functions of the Compliance Audit Committee are set out in Sections 81 and 81.1 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended. The Compliance Audit Committee will perform the functions relating to the compliance audit application process as outlined in the Act. These functions include:

  • Considering a compliance audit application by an elector and decide whether it should be granted or rejected;
  • Appointing an auditor, if the application is granted;
  • Receiving the auditor's report;
  • Considering the auditor's report and decide whether legal proceedings should be commenced; and
  • Determining whether to recover costs of conducting the compliance audit from the applicant if the auditor's report indicates there were no apparent contraventions and if there appears to be no reasonable grounds for having made the application.

Committee Members

  • Robert Barlow
  • George Wodoslawsky
  • Colin McLarty