2018 Candidate Financial Statements

View the 2018 Financial Statements (to be posted after 2pm on Friday March 29, 2019)

Clerk's Report - Compliance of Financial Statement Filing - Sect. 88.23(4)

Application for Compliance Audit

Section 88.30 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 requires that every person that has filed a nomination paper with the Town of Penetanguishene to participate as a candidate in the Municipal Elections (even those persons who subsequently withdraw their candidacy) file a financial statement with the Township Clerk no later than 2:00 p.m. on March 29, 2019. 

The financial statements detail the income and expenses incurred during a candidate’s campaign.  
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. These documents are public documents and are available for inspection at the Clerk’s Department during normal business hours. 

Section 88(9.1) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 provides that the Clerk shall make the documents filed under sections 88.25, 88.29 and 88.32 available at no charge for viewing by the public on a website or in another electronic format as soon as possible after the documents are filed. 

The 2019 Candidate Financial Statements will be available once filed according to the requirements of the Municipal Elections Act.

Key Dates - Financial Reporting

December 31, 2018 - Campaign Period Ends.

On or before December 31, 2018 - Deadline for candidate to provide Clerk with written Notification of Deficit and Continuation of Campaign Period.

Prior to February 27, 2019 - Clerk to provide notice of filing requirements for financial statements covering the reporting period ending December 31, 2018, to candidates and third parties.  A candidate is entitled to receive a refund of the nomination filing fee if the documents required under section 88.25(1) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 are filed on or before 2 p.m. on March 29, 2018. 

March 28, 2019 by 2 p.m. - A candidate or third party may, before the last day for filing a financial statement for the reporting period ending December 31, 2018, apply to the Ontario Court Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement.  The Clerk must be notified in writing before 2 p.m. on the last day for filing financial statements that an application has been made. 

March 29, 2018 by 2 p.m. - last day for filing financial statements for reporting period ending December 31, 2018.  Candidates can file after their campaign has ended.  If they file early and discover an error in their financial statements, they can submit a corrected statement at any time before the filing deadline on March 29, 2019.

April 29, 2018 by 2 p.m. - last day for late filing with submission of $500 late filing fee. Nomination filing fee is not refunded if candidate files during the 30 day grace period.


Joint Compliance Audit Committee

 The County of Simcoe has formed a Joint Compliance Audit Committee (CAC) with local municipalities as required under the Municipal Elections Act. The participating municipalities in the Joint CAC are the Townships of Clearview, Oro-Medonte, Ramara, Severn, Springwater, Tay, and Tiny, the Towns of Collingwood, and Midland, and the City of Orillia. The committee members were all appointed by by-law in each participating municipality.

The Joint Compliance Audit Committee is a public process and the Committee is responsible for reviewing compliance audit applications submitted by an elector who believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate or third party advertiser has contravened the provisions of the Municipal Elections Act relating to campaign or advertising finances.

All financial statements submitted by candidates and registered third party advertisers are available on the Township’s website here. An individual who is an eligible elector in the Town of Penetanguishene is able to submit an application to the Joint Compliance Audit Committee if the individual believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate or registered third party advertiser (TPA) has contravened a section of the Municipal Elections Act only as it pertains to election campaign finances. An application may be filed to the Committee, even if a candidate has not filed their financial statements.

The County of Simcoe Clerk will facilitate the compliance audit process. Within ten (10) days of the municipal clerk receiving the application, it will be provided to the Joint CAC members. All reasonable notice of meetings to the public, candidate or TPA, and applicant will be provided.

Questions regarding this process can be directed to the Town Clerk.

How to Make an Application

  • Applicant must be an eligible elector in the Town of Penetanguishene.
  • Have reasonable grounds to contest a candidate’s or TPA’s campaign finances.
  • Complete the Application for a Compliance Audit.
  • Submit application to Town of Penetanguishene Clerk by the deadline.

Application for Compliance Audit

Deadline to Submit Application for a Compliance Audit

Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 4:30 pm


Candidate Information Package

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Below are the details you will require if you have filed as a candidate in the 2018 municipal election with the Town of Penetanguishene.

2018 Candidates' Guides for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections

Town of Penetanguishene Candidates' Guide

Municipal Election Accessibility Plan

Ministry of Municipal Affais Candidate and Third Part Advertiser Information Presentation for the 2018 Municipal Election

County Council Information for Candidates running for Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Ward Boundary Map / Dissolution of Wards By-law (2017-08)

Town of Penetanguishene 2018 Meeting Schedule

Use of Corporate Resources for Election Purposes Policy

Election Campaign Sign By-law (2014-01)

Council Remuneration By-law (2014-17)

Procedural By-law (2017-86)

Financial Forms

Election Procedures Manual

Third-Party Advertising
These forms are required to be submitted when registering to be a Third Party Advertiser (hard copies available at the municipal office):

View the Third Party Advertiser's Guide and the Ministry's Information Page for everything you need to know about being a Third Party Advertiser.