Financial Statements

After the end of the campaign period, candidates and registered third party advertisers must file a financial statement and auditor’s report disclosing all contributions and expenses for their campaigns. The deadline to file financial statements was March 31, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Clerk’s Report Regarding  Filing Requirements

The Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended, section 88.25 provides the following:

          Candidates’ financial statements, etc.

         88.25 (1) On or before 2 p.m. on the filing date, a candidate shall file with the clerk with whom the nomination was filed a financial statement and auditor’s report, each in the prescribed form, reflecting the candidate’s election campaign finances,

            (a)  in the case of a regular election, as of December 31 in the year of the election; and

            (b)  in the case of a by-election, as of the 45th day after voting day. 2016, c. 15, s. 60.

Section 88.23 (4) provides that the Clerk shall make available to the public a report setting out all candidates in an election and indicating whether each candidate complied with section 88.25 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

The following is a list of all candidates in the Municipality of Wawa 2022 Municipal Elections and their compliance status. To view candidates financial statements, please click on their name:

Compliant with Section 88.25

Municipal Council

Ms. Angela Calaiezzi Councillor  
Ms. Cathy Cannon Councillor  
Mr. Jim Hoffmann Councillor  
Mr. Joseph Opato Councillor  
Ms. Leah Isosaari Councillor  
Ms. Mary Harbocian Councillor  
Ms. Melanie Pilon Mayor  
Ms. Micheline Hatfield Councillor  
Mr. Robert Reeves Councillor  
Ms. Sue Smith Councillor    √ 

School Board

Mr. Russell ReidSchool Board 

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Elections By-Laws

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Elections for municipal government are held every four years on the fourth Monday of October for the positions of Mayor and four Councillors.

The most recent election was held on October 22, 2018. The current term runs from 2018 – 2022.

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The next municipal election will be held Monday, October 24, 2022.

Nominations open on May 1, 2022. 

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Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee

The purpose of the Compliance Audit Committee is to receive and make decisions on applications for compliance audits of candidate and third-party campaign finances in relation to a municipal election and any by-elections during Council's term pursuant to the Act. The powers and functions of the Committee are set out in section 88.33 to 88.37 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

Applying for a Compliance Audit

  • An elector who is entitled to vote in an election and believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate or third party has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 relating to election campaign finances, may apply for a compliance audit of the candidate or third-party campaign finances.
  • An application for a compliance audit shall be made to the City Clerk within 90 days after March 29, 2019, the financial filing date. This application shall be in writing and shall set out the reasons for the elector's application.

To request a compliance audit of a municipal council candidate (Mayor or Councillor), an elector may contact the Office of the Clerk, 40 Broadway Avenue, P.O. Box 500, Wawa, Ontario, P0S 1K0; phone 705-856-2244 to request an application form.

To request a compliance audit of a school board candidate, the application should be sent to the Director of the appropriate school board. Contact information is available on their website.

Compliance Audit Committee Application

 Audit Process
  • Within 30 days after receiving the application, the Compliance Audit Committee (or School Board) will consider the application and decide whether to grant it or reject it.  If granted, the committee will appoint an auditor to commence an audit of the candidate's election campaign finances to determine if the candidate complied with the provisions of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.
  • The decision of the committee may be appealed to the Ontario Court of Justice within 15 days after the decision is made and the court may make any decision the Committee could have made.
  • Once the auditor has completed the audit, the auditor will provide a report to the Municipal Clerk, who forwards it to the committee, and to the candidate.
  • The Municipality pays the auditor's costs.
  • The Committee will consider the report within 30 days of receiving it and determine whether legal proceeding should be commenced against the candidate.

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