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May 2, 2022
Nomination period begins
August 19, 2022
Nomination Day: last day to submit or withdraw a nomination before 2:00 p.m.
August 22, 2022
Nominations certified by 4:00 p.m.
September 1, 2022
Voter’s list to be made available
September 24, 2022
First day election signs can be erected
Advance Voting
October 8, 12 and 14, 2022
October 24, 2022
Voting Day
November 15, 2022
New Term of Council begins
March 31, 2023
Deadline for candidates to file initial financial statements and auditor’s reports before 2:00 p.m.
Amy Martin Financial Statement
Ian Rabbitts Financial Statement
David Bate Financial Statement
Kristal Chopp
Bill Culver
Zvonko Horvat Financial Statement
Tom Masschaele Financial Statement
Randy Mawhiney Financial Statement
Linda Vandendriessche Financial Statement
Lucas Tulpin Financial Statement
Michael J. Columbus Financial Statement
Jeanette Gomori-Cole Financial Statement
Chris Van Paassen Financial Statement
William Murray Financial Statement
Tony Lasanowski Financial Statement
Jeff Smrcka
Peter Black Financial Statement
Kristine Mitchell Financial Statement
Alan Duthie Financial Statement
Doug Brunton Financial Statement
Brian Jones
Ryan J. Taylor Financial Statement
Peter Butler
Adam Veri Financial Statement
Holly Ann Smith Financial Statement
Pamela Taylor Financial Statement
Adam Wilson Financial Statement
Lorraine Skarratt Financial Statement
Grant MacDonald Financial Statement
Kim Huffman Financial Statement
Lana Plank Financial Statement
Candidates for this race filed financial statements with the County of Brant returning officer.
Rita Collver
Thomas Waldschmidt
Luanne Ashe
Maria Braun Shelswell
Eva Dixon Financial Statement
Don Werden
Elaine Thomas Financial Statement
Elizabeth Whiton Financial Statement
Eric Gilbert Financial Statement
Johanna Cousineau Financial Statement
Carol Luciani Financial Statement
Dennis Blake Financial Statement
Christine (De Serrano) Harrop Financial Statement
Emily Van Hooren Financial Statement
Thecla Ross Financial Statement
Candidates for this race filed financial statements with the City of Sarnia returning officer.
David Andre Paradis
Candidates for this race filed financial statements with the City of Kitchener returning officer.
Eric Sanderson
Dorothée Petit-Pas
Gilles Roy
MECAC Powers & Functions

The Municipal Elections Act, 1996, requires that every municipality appoint a compliance audit committee prior to October 1 of an election year.

The City of Brantford, County of Brant, Haldimand County and Norfolk County have appointed a joint Municipal Elections Compliance Audit Committee for the 2022 Municipal Election. The term of office for this committee is four years beginning on November 15, 2022.

The powers and functions of MECAC are set out in subsections 88.33 through 88.36 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended (Act). MECAC is a quasi-judicial body and does not report to Council. MECAC will be required to:

  • Review and consider a compliance audit application submitted by an elector ad decide whether it should be granted or rejected.
  • If the application is granted, appoint an auditor to conduct a compliance audit.
  • Receive the auditor's report.
  • Consider the auditor's report and if the report concludes that the candidate appears to have contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended, relating to election campaign finances, the committee may commence legal proceedings against the candidate for the apparent contravention.
  • Review and consider any reports prepared by the Clerk pursuant to subsection 88.34 or 88.36 of the Act.
  • In the case where the Clerk's report identifies that a contributor has contravened the Act as described in subsection 88.34 or 88.36, the committee may commence legal proceedings against the contributor for the apparent contravention.
Apply for a Compliance Audit

An eligible elector who believes that a candidate or registered third party advertiser has contravened the election campaign finance rules the under Municipal Elections Act, 1996 may apply for a compliance audit of their campaign finances.

To apply for a compliance audit of a councilor candidate, mayoral candidate, or registered third party advertiser:

  1. Submit an application in writing, to the clerk of the municipality, setting out that the reasons of their belief that a candidate or registered Third Party advertiser has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 relating to election campaign finances.

The submission should include:

  • Applicants name and contact information (mailing address, contact phone number and an email (if available))
  • Candidate Details:
    • Canidate's First and Last Name
    • Electoral position: Mayor or Councilor (indicated Ward)
  • Registered Third Party Advertiser Details:
    • Organization Name (if corporation or trade union): Indicate who the Third Party was Registered for : Mayor or Councilor (indicated Ward)

The County Clerk Must recieve the compliance audit application by th following dates:

  • For the initial financial filing deadline of March 31, 2023, the County Clerk must recieve the compliance audit application form by June 29, 2023.
  • For the supplementary financial filing deadline of Septemeber 29, 2023, the County Clerk must recieve the compliance audit application form by Devemeber 28, 2023.
  • For financial statements filed during the 30-day grace period or a court-ordered extension, the County Clerk must receive the compliance audit application within 90 days of the extension filing date.

The Compliance Audit Committee will consider the application and, if granted, will appoint an auditor to audit the campaign finances. The Committee will consider the audit results and decide whether to commence legal action.

Compliance audit applications can be submitted to the County Clerk or [email protected].

Decision of the Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee – July 12, 2023