164. The Correctional Investigator has the control and management of all matters connected with the office of the Correctional Investigator.
Marginal note:Staff of the Correctional Investigator
165. (1) Such officers and employees as are necessary to enable the Correctional Investigator to perform the function and duties of the Correctional Investigator under this Part shall be appointed in accordance with the Public Service Employment Act.
Marginal note:Technical assistance
(2) The Correctional Investigator may engage on a temporary basis the services of persons having technical or specialized knowledge of any matter relating to the work of the Correctional Investigator to advise and assist the Correctional Investigator in the performance of the function and duties of the Correctional Investigator under this Part and, with the approval of the Treasury Board, may fix and pay the remuneration and expenses of those persons.
Oath of Office
Marginal note:Oath of office
166. The Correctional Investigator and every person appointed pursuant to section 161 or subsection 165(1) shall, before commencing the duties of office, take the following oath of office:
“I, (name), swear that I will faithfully and impartially to the best of my abilities perform the duties required of me as (Correctional Investigator, Acting Correctional Investigator or officer or employee of the Correctional Investigator). So help me God.”
167. (1) It is the function of the Correctional Investigator to conduct investigations into the problems of offenders related to decisions, recommendations, acts or omissions of the Commissioner or any person under the control and management of, or performing services for or on behalf of, the Commissioner that affect offenders either individually or as a group.
(2) In performing the function referred to in subsection (1), the Correctional Investigator may not investigate
(a) any decision, recommendation, act or omission of
(i) the Parole Board of Canada in the exercise of its exclusive jurisdiction under this Act, or
(ii) any provincial parole board in the exercise of its exclusive jurisdiction;
(b) any problem of an offender related to the offender’s confinement in a provincial correctional facility, whether or not the confinement is pursuant to an agreement between the federal government and the government of the province in which the provincial correctional facility is located; and
(c) any decision, recommendation, act or omission of an official of a province supervising, pursuant to an agreement between the federal government and the government of the province, an offender on temporary absence, parole, statutory release subject to supervision or mandatory supervision where the matter has been, is being or is going to be investigated by an ombudsman of that province.
(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (2)(b), the Correctional Investigator may, in any province that has not appointed a provincial parole board, investigate the problems of offenders confined in provincial correctional facilities in that province related to the preparation of cases of parole by any person under the control and management of, or performing services for or on behalf of, the Commissioner.
- 1992, c. 20, s. 167;
- 2012, c. 1, s. 160.
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