117. (1) With respect to each of the following sections of the Access to Information Act, as of the day on which that section comes into force, a reference to that section is deemed to be included in the references to that Act in section 79.4 of the Parliament of Canada Act:
(a) section 18.1, as enacted by section 147 of this Act; and
(b) section 20.1, as enacted by section 148 of this Act.
(2) On the first day on which all of the following have occurred, namely, section 18.1 of the Access to Information Act, as enacted by section 147 of this Act, has come into force and section 20.1 of the Access to Information Act, as enacted by section 148 of this Act, has come into force, subsection (1) is repealed and section 79.4 of the Parliament of Canada Act is replaced by the following:
79.4 The Parliamentary Budget Officer, and every person acting on behalf or under the direction of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, shall not disclose any financial or economic data that come to their knowledge under section 79.3, unless the disclosure is essential for the performance of his or her mandate and the financial or economic data to which the disclosure relates are not information described in subsection 13(1), section 14, any of paragraphs 18(a) to (d), section 18.1, any of paragraphs 20(1)(b) to (d) or section 20.1 of the Access to Information Act.
Marginal note:R.S., c. P-21
53. (1) The Governor in Council shall, by commission under the Great Seal, appoint a Privacy Commissioner after consultation with the leader of every recognized party in the Senate and House of Commons and approval of the appointment by resolution of the Senate and House of Commons.
(2) Subject to this section, the Privacy Commissioner holds office during good behaviour for a term of seven years, but may be removed for cause by the Governor in Council at any time on address of the Senate and House of Commons.
(2) Subsection 53(4) of the Act is replaced by the following:
Marginal note:Interim appointment
(4) In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Privacy Commissioner, or if that office is vacant, the Governor in Council may appoint any qualified person to hold that office in the interim for a term not exceeding six months, and that person shall, while holding office, be paid the salary or other remuneration and expenses that may be fixed by the Governor in Council.
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