Organization Profile - Canadian International Trade Tribunal

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

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Minister Responsible

Minister of Finance

Appointment Provisions

Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-18.3/index.html

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal consists of a Chairperson and not more than six other permanent members to be appointed by the Governor in Council.

In addition to the permanent members, the GIC may, whenever in the opinion of the GIC, the workload of the Tribunal so requires, appoint not more than five temporary members of the Tribunal on such terms and conditions as the GIC may specify.

Each permanent member shall be appointed to hold office for a term not exceeding five years and each temporary member shall be appointed to hold office for a term not exceeding three years. The permanent members and temporary members hold office during good behaviour and may be removed by the Governor in Council at any time for cause. A permanent member, on the expiration of a first term of office, is eligible to be reappointed for one further term in the same or another capacity. A temporary member is eligible to be reappointed on the expiration of a first or subsequent term of office.

The Chairperson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tribunal and has supervision over and direction of the work of the Tribunal.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Minister may authorize a permanent member to act as Chairperson but no person is authorized to act as Chairperson for a period exceeding 60 days without the approval of the Governor in Council.  A permanent member so authorized has and may exercice and perform all the powers, duties and functions of the Chairperson.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of a temporary member or a permanent member other than the Chairperson, the Governor in Council may appoint a person, on such terms and conditions as the Governor in Council may specify, to act as a substitute member for the time being.

A person, within 120 days after ceasing to be a member, may, with the authorization of the Chairperson, take part in the disposition of any matter in which that person became engaged while holding office as a member, and a person so authorized shall, for that purpose, be deemed to be a member of the Tribunal.

Quorum

Three members constitute a quorum of the Tribunal and any three or more members have and may exercise and perform all the powers, duties and functions of the Tribunal.

A lesser number of members to constitute quorum may be permitted with the approval of the Chairperson, in particular circumstances.

For the purpose of making by-laws and rules a majority of the permanent members in office shall constitute a quorum of the Tribunal.

Remuneration

Temporary Members

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson
1 Vacant Position
Permanent Members
Bédard, Jean
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-07-28
2019-07-27
Burn, Peter
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-01-05
2020-01-04
Downey, Jason
Gatineau, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2009-09-14
2019-09-13
Ritcey, Rose
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-01-12
2020-01-11
2 Vacant Positions
Temporary Members
Fréchette, Serge
Ripon, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-05
2018-04-04
Total vacancies: 3