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Kingston Election Compliance Audit Committee

July 22, 2014 -

Become one of the people who make Kingston work. Are you interested in serving on the following board?

Pursuant to the Municipal Elections Act,1996, (the Act) an eligible elector who believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate has contravened provisions of the Act, related to election finance, may apply for a compliance audit of the candidate's election finances.

This committee is responsible for considering all applications for compliance audits received relating to election campaign finances for the 2014 municipal election and any by-elections that may occur during Council's term, and determine whether the application should be granted or rejected. The powers and functions of the committee are set out in sections 81 and 81.1 of the Act.

Membership will be drawn from groups with the following experience:

  • Accounting and audit
  • Academic
  • Legal
  • Other individuals with knowledge of the campaign financing rules of the Act.

Members will be selected on the basis of the following:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of municipal election campaign finance rules
  • Proven analytical and decision-making skills
  • Experience working on a committee, task force, or in a similar setting
  • Excellent oral or written communication skills

Note: To avoid conflict of interest, any individual appointed to the Committee must agree in writing not to undertake audits or preparation of the financial statements for any candidates seeking election in 2017. Failure to adhere to this requirement, will result in the individual being removed from the Committee.

Members must not be employees or officials of the municipality or local board, members of Council, or local board or any person who is a candidate in the 2014 municipal election.

All meetings will be conducted in a manner consistent with the Municipal Act and Procedural By-Law. Committee Appointment: October 1, 2014 through to November 30, 2018

To be eligible to serve on a Committee, you must qualify as a municipal elector by meeting the following qualifications:

  • a resident of the municipality, a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old;
  • not legally prohibited from voting; and
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.

Visit www.CityofKingston.ca/committees for more information or to complete an online application. Applications are also available at City Hall (Clerk's Department).

Submit the application and a brief summary of your interest, background and skill set to: Diane Jackson, City Hall, 216 Ontario St., Kingston ON K7L 2Z3, Fax: 613-546-5232 or email: djackson@cityofkingston.ca.

For more information on the appointment process contact Kevin Arjoon, Deputy City Clerk and Assistant Returning Officer at 613 546-4291, ext. 1610 or karjoon@cityofkingston.ca.

All applications must be received by Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Personal information, as defined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and in accordance with MFIPPA. Personal information collected on the application form will be used to assist in selecting appointees for the various civic bodies and may form part of the publicly available meeting agendas and minutes. If appointed to a civic body, your personal information may also be used by City staff to conduct committee and City business. Questions regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of this personal information may be directed to Kevin Arjoon, Deputy City Clerk and Returning Officer, 613-546-4291 ext. 1610 or karjoon@cityofkingston.ca.

The Nominations Advisory Committee will make recommendations to Council. It reserves the right to check references and verify information contained in submissions.

Kevin Arjoon, Deputy City Clerk and Assistant Returning Officer 613-546-4291 ext .1610, karjoon@cityofkingston.ca.

Dated at Kingston this July 22, 2014