If a qualified elector believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate has contravened the Municipal Elections Act relating to election campaign finances, they can make an application for a compliance audit, which will then be considered by the Compliance Audit Committee. Compliance audit requests must be submitted to the Clerk, setting out the reasons for the elector's belief, within 90 days of the latest of the following:

  • The filing date under s.88.30 (March 29, 2019)
  • The date the candidate filed a financial statement, if the statement was filed within 30 days after the the applicable filing date (up to April 29, 2019)
  • The candidate's supplementary filing date, if any, under section 88.30
  • The date on which the candidate's extension, if any, under section 88.23 (6) expires

Compliance Audit Committee

The municipalities of Grey County have established a joint committee of members who will serve on retainer and from whom sub-committees will be established to address each application for a compliance audit and each instance of identified over-contribution. Council of the Municipality of Meaford formally established the committee through By-law 2018-46, which included the Terms of Reference for the Committee.

Members (2022-2026)

Committee members will be appointed to serve on the Grey County Compliance Audit Committee from 2022 to 2026 on October 1, 2022.

Members (2018-2022)

The following committee members have been appointed to serve on the Grey County Compliance Audit Committee from 2018 to 2022.

 John Cameron
Resides in Craigleith, Town of Blue Mountains

Certified General Accountant
Law Degree Called to Ontario Bar in 1984
Past Vice-Chair Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal

 Ann Dumyn
Resides in Shallow Lake, Georgian Bluffs

Institute of Internal Auditor
Corporate Director for Private Mining Company
Past Roles as Manager of Regulatory Compliance and Chief Financial Officer, private corporations
Member of Georgian Bluffs Council Remuneration Committee
Panelist on Liquor Control Board of Ontario’s review of alcohol system in 2005, including regulations, risk assessment, public interest
Extensive Not for Profit experience

 Miranda Lahtinen
Resides in Meaford

Diploma in Forensic and Investigative Accounting and Certified Professional Accountant, Certified Payroll Manager
Sole proprietor of MDL Accounting and Forensic Services

 David Nusko
Resides in Wiarton

Holds a degree in History, Political Science and Law
Working knowledge and understanding of Municipal Elections Act, and campaign financing rules
Currently practices law in both Ontario and Michigan, Extensive Volunteer experience

 Ken Duffy
Resides in Hanover

Law Degree
Has practiced law in Grey County for over 40 years
Solicitor for Town of Hanover for 39 years

 Dan Sullivan
Hons. Bachelor of Business Administration

Resides in West Grey
CAO Clerk/Treasurer 1986 – 2010
Municipal Finance Officer
Past experience in Municipal and Provincial Elections

 Sonya Mount
Resides in Meaford

Bachelor Science
Chartered Professional and Certified General Accountant
Licensed Insolvency Trustee
Extensive background in insolvencies and restructuring corporations
Volunteer Positons on various Municipal Committees including Owen Sound Recreation Task Force, Meaford Economic Development Committee and numerous National and International Boards such as Canadian Association of Insolvency, National Insolvency Exam Task Force

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