Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Public Administration
Ontario, Pickering, Perth South, St. Catarines, Toronto
This paper examines the municipal election compliance audit committee (CAC) process and the practical application of legislative parameters. It undertakes a descriptive analysis of the CAC process using four cases – each having resulted in an appeal to the Ontario Court of Justice – and ultimately puts forward an argument for legislative review. The findings reveal that there are conflicting legislative interpretations concerning the function and powers of CACs, demonstrating the need for increased statutory clarity regarding the committee’s authority and purpose.
Grigg, Ashley, "Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committees: A Review and Critical Analysis" (2013). MPA Major Research Papers. 116.