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Recruitment for Niagara Compliance Audit Committee begins

June 20, 2018

Recruitment for Niagara Compliance Audit Committee begins

​Niagara’s local area municipalities, school boards and Niagara Region are once again forming a joint compliance audit committee for election campaign finances. Experienced professionals are being recruited to form a roster of eligible members for appointment to the 2018-2022 Niagara Compliance Audit Committee (NCAC).

The NCAC is responsible for considering requests for a compliance audit of a candidate or registered third party advertiser campaign finances. In addition, the committee reviews any clerk’s report where it appears a candidate or registered third party advertiser may have exceeded the contribution limits. ​

Other responsibilities of the NCAC include:

  • Considering whether to grant or reject a compliance audit application made by an eligible elector
  • Appointing an auditor
  • Reviewing any reports submitted by the auditor 
  • Determining if legal proceedings shall be commenced​

Members of the NCAC will receive a retention honourarium of $300 (includes training and mileage) and $200 per meeting (plus mileage). Applicants with a background in accounting, auditing, law, academics, election administration and/or public administration are preferred.

Ineligible Applicants

Certain individuals are ineligible to be appointed to the NCAC, including:

  • Any candidate or registered third party advertiser in the 2018 Municipal Election 
  • Any individual who has provided, or is committed to providing, professional advice to a candidate or registered third party advertiser
  • Current Council and/or Board members
  • Municipal, Regional or school board employees
  • Volunteers/employees assisting any candidate or registered third party advertiser​

Applications and further details are available at your Regional or municipal Clerk’s Office, or by visiting www.niagaracomplianceaudit.ca or www.niagaravotes.ca​. The deadline for applications is July 13, 2018.

About Niagara Votes 2018: Election staff from the Region and all 12 Local Area Municipalities have partnered to streamline communications. This partnership is the first of its kind, designed to ensure candidates and electors across Niagara are aware of key dates and information for the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election. 


Daryl Barnhart, APR
Niagara Region
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2018 Municipal Election - Nominations Open on Tue., May 1/18

You can pick up nominations papers at Town Hall now or on the Ministry of Municipal
Affairs website at http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page219.aspx  search for Form 1 and Form

Once you have completed your nomination paper and have at least 25 (more is better)
eligible electors endorse your nomination, an appointment to register your nomination
may be made during regular office hours (8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday) during the
nomination period. There may be a delay for those individuals who do not make an
appointment time as the registration process takes upwards of 20-30 minutes. Email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 905 309-2003.

Please bring identification with your name, address and a picture. A valid Ontario
Driver’s License meets all identification criteria.

Hazel Soady-Easton
Town Clerk
905 309-2003

2018 Municipal Election

For Candidate Guide, 3rd Party Advertiser information and Voter Information please go here  http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page219.aspx

For forms, please go here http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page10484.aspx

2018 Municipal Election - What you need to know

To learn more about the revisions made to the Municipal Elections Act (MEA) in 2016 that will affect the 2018 Municipal Election, please read this document: pdf Microsoft Word what you need to know

Notice of Nominations for Office

Notice to Municipal Electors of the Niagara Region, Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (s.33) pdf Notice of Nominations for Office

Are you on the 2018 Municipal Voter List?

Please click on the link to check if you are on the list for the upcoming 2018 Municipal and School Board Election on Monday, October 22, 2018 www.voterlookup.ca

So You Want to Run for Council - Updated Course

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is pleased to announce that the 2018 update to So You Want to Run for Council will be live at MunicipalEducation.ca by mid to late February, 2018. This course is geared to individuals who are planning to run for a seat on municipal council. In order to get information out to candidates we are seeking your assistance in promoting the course.

About the Course:

Current and retired members of council designed “So You Wish to Run for Council?” and it presents the challenges and opportunities candidates will face through the campaign and as sitting members of council.

The course content is valuable for anyone running for council, as it not only examines the rules that govern him or her but also brings to light some of the cultural and soft knowledge pieces that influence the lives of members of council. Course content covers:

  • Reasons That You Should and Should Not Run for Council;
  • What You Should Know Before You Run for Office;
  • Dealing with the Media;
  • Techniques for Working with Others;
  • The Roles of Council Members and Staff;
  • What the True Power and Influence of Municipal Government is;
  • Transparency and Accountability in Government;
  • and much more...

If you have any questions about the course please do not hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 416.971.9856 ext. 330

Candidate Financial Statements 2014

Candidate Financial Statements

Section 78 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, requires that every person that has filed a nomination paper with the Town of Grimsby to participate as a candidate in the Municipal Elections (even those persons that subsequently withdraw their candidacy) file a financial statement with the Town Clerk no later than 2:00 p.m. on March 27, 2015.

These financial statements detail the income and expenses incurred during a candidate’s campaign.

The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 does not require the Clerk or the municipality to analyze or review the financial statements for accuracy or correctness. The Clerk needs only to determine “on the face of the document” whether or not a candidate has failed to pay over any campaign surplus to the municipality or has incurred expenses in excess of the spending limit for the office.

Pursuant to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, the official copies of the candidates’ financial filing statements are the hard copies filed manually with the Clerk of the Town of Grimsby. These documents are public documents and are available for inspection at the Clerk’s Department of the Town of Lincoln during normal business hours. Any person may make extracts from the documents and is entitled to copies of the documents but must only do so knowing that, in accordance with Section 88(10) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, the information obtained shall only be used for election purposes.

Section 88(9.1) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 provides that the Clerk shall make the documents filed under sections 78 and 79.1 available at no charge for viewing by the public on a website on the Internet or in another electronic format as soon as possible after the documents are filed.

The Town of Grimsby hereby provides this electronic access to candidates’ financial filing statements on the Town’s website on an "as is", "as available", basis. The Town does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements with respect to the filings, including but not limited to, warranties as to usefulness, completeness, accuracy and reliability.

Links (below) will become active as the candidate’s financial statements are filed.
pdf Nick Andreychuk
pdf Bob N. Bentley
pdf Steve D. Berry
pdf Michael Bull
pdf Simon Burtenshaw
pdf Ruth Cutts
pdf John A. Cruickshank
pdf Nick DiFlavio
pdf Wayne Fertich
pdf J. David Finch
pdf John Dunstall
pdf Robert Greco
pdf John A. Hickson
pdf Joanne Johnston
pdf Jeff A. Jordan
pdf Dave Kadwell
pdf Cheryl Keddy-Scott
pdf Paul MacNeil
pdf Fernando Melo
pdf Basil Mendonca
pdf Carolyn Mullins
pdf Robert Pelleja
pdf Tony Quirk
pdf Kevin Ritchie
pdf Michelle Seaborn
pdf Tony Serafini
pdf Dave Wilson

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