Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:Commissioner of Canada Elections
509 (1) The Commissioner of Canada Elections shall be appointed by the Director of Public Prosecutions to hold office during good behaviour for a term of seven years and may be removed by the Director of Public Prosecutions for cause.
Marginal note:No consultation
(2) The Director of Public Prosecutions shall not consult the Chief Electoral Officer with respect to the appointment of the Commissioner.
(3) A person is not eligible to be appointed as Commissioner if the person is or has been
(a) a candidate;
(b) an employee of a registered party or a person whose services have been engaged by the registered party to support its electoral or political financing activities;
(c) a member of the staff referred to in any of paragraphs 4(2)(a) to (f) of the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act or a person referred to in paragraph 4(2)(g) of that Act;
(d) the Chief Electoral Officer, a member of his or her staff or a person whose services have been engaged under subsection 20(1); or
(e) an election officer referred to in any of paragraphs 22(1)(a) to (b).
Marginal note:No re-appointment
(4) A person who has served as Commissioner is not eligible for re-appointment to that office.
- 2000, c. 9, s. 509
- 2014, c. 12, ss. 108, 154
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