CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER AND STAFF
Chief Electoral Officer
Marginal note:Appointment of Chief Electoral Officer
13. (1) There shall be a Chief Electoral Officer who shall be appointed by resolution of the House of Commons to hold office during good behaviour. He or she may be removed for cause by the Governor General on address of the Senate and House of Commons.
Marginal note:Term of office
(2) The Chief Electoral Officer ceases to hold office on reaching 65 years of age.
Marginal note:Appointment of substitute
14. (1) In case of the death, incapacity or negligence of the Chief Electoral Officer while Parliament is not sitting, a substitute Chief Electoral Officer shall, on the application of the Minister, be appointed by order of the Chief Justice of Canada or, in the absence of the Chief Justice of Canada, by the senior judge of the Supreme Court of Canada then present in Ottawa.
Marginal note:Tenure of office of substitute
(2) A substitute Chief Electoral Officer shall act as Chief Electoral Officer until 15 days after the beginning of the next session of Parliament unless the Chief Justice of Canada or the judge who made the order to appoint the substitute Chief Electoral Officer sooner directs that the order be revoked.
Marginal note:Absence of Chief Justice
(3) In the absence of both the Chief Justice of Canada and of the judge who made the order to appoint the substitute Chief Electoral Officer, the order may be revoked by any other judge of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Marginal note:Remuneration of substitute
(4) The substitute Chief Electoral Officer is entitled to be paid the remuneration fixed by the Governor in Council.
Marginal note:Rank, powers and duties
15. (1) The Chief Electoral Officer shall rank as and have all the powers of a deputy head of a department, shall perform the duties of the office on a full-time basis and shall not hold any other office under Her Majesty or engage in any other employment.
Marginal note:Salary and expenses of Chief Electoral Officer
(2) The Chief Electoral Officer shall be paid a salary equal to the salary of a judge of the Federal Court, other than the Chief Justice of that Court, and is entitled to be paid reasonable travel and living expenses while absent from his or her ordinary place of residence in the course of his or her duties.
Marginal note:Superannuation and compensation
(3) The Chief Electoral Officer is deemed to be employed in the public service for the purposes of the Public Service Superannuation Act and to be employed in the federal public administration for the purposes of the Government Employees Compensation Act and any regulations made under section 9 of the Aeronautics Act.
Marginal note:Communication with Governor in Council
(4) The Chief Electoral Officer shall communicate with the Governor in Council through the Minister for the purposes of this Act.
- 2000, c. 9, s. 15;
- 2002, c. 8, s. 116;
- 2003, c. 22, s. 101(E).
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