School Board Election Audits

- July 20th, 2011

The special election compliance audit committee has had a magnifying glass over the English public school board, too.

While we’ve been at City Hall following the shenanigans of Richard Cannings and Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Peter Clark, the committee has been ordering audits of a couple candidates from the trustee election.

According to a July 13 report for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, the committee granted applications to audit the campaign finances of Doug Lloyd and Riley Brockington.

Going back through the paperwork, someone complained about the election finances of five candidates, including three winning trustees.

Patrick Ready, the complainant, told the committee Lloyd didn’t account for expenses accumulated to run an election website. For Brockington, Ready complained about his handling of contributions after the candidate decided against running for re-election.

The committee agreed to go ahead with audits of two candidates, who are not trustees.

It could cost the school board up to $10,000 for the audits.

Categories: Election

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  1. Patrick says:

    The committee met December 1st to discuss both audits. The independant audits confirmed that there were apparent contraventions of the Municipal Elections Act by both candidates. The committe voted to pursue charges against Riley Brockington, but not against Doug Lloyd.

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