Organization Profile - National Capital Commission

National Capital Commission

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Crown Corporation (FAA, Sched. III, Part I)

Minister Responsible

Minister of Canadian Heritage

Mandate

The mandate, as defined in the National Capital Act of 1958 — amended in 1988 — is to build a great Capital for Canadians, specifically by preparing plans for and assist in the development, conservation and improvement of the National Capital Region in order that the nature and character of the seat of the Government of Canada may be in accordance with its national significance. The Commission also organizes, sponsors or promotes such public activities and events in the National Capital Region as will enrich the cultural and social fabric of Canada. The NCC’s mandate includes: coordinating the policies and programs of the Government of Canada respecting the organization, sponsorship or promotion by federal departments of public activities and events related to the National Capital Region (NCR); and approving the design of buildings and land use, as well as any changes in use relating to federal lands in the NCR.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

National Capital Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/N-4/page-2.html#h-3

The Commission is comprised of:
  • a Chairperson appointed by GIC to hold office during pleasure for a term that the GIC considers appropriate;
  • a Chief Executive Officer appointed by GIC to hold office during pleasure for a term that the GIC considers appropriate;
  • thirteen other members, appointed by the Minister, with the approval of the GIC, to hold office during pleasure for a term not exceeding four years that will ensure, as far as possible, the expiration in any one year of the terms of office of not more than one half of the members.
The members, other than the Chairperson and the Chief Executive Officer, shall be appointed as follows:
  • three, ordinarily resident in the National Capital Region, from local municipalities in Ontario, at least two of whom must be from the city of Ottawa;
  • two, ordinarily resident in the National Capital Region, from local municipalities in Quebec, at least one of whom shall be from the section of the city of Gatineau that is West of the Gatineau River; and
  • eight from Canada generally, other than from a city or municipality mentioned above.
A member is eligible to be appointed from a local municipality if, at the time of appointment, the member normally resides in that municipality.

A member is eligible for reappointment, but a person who has served two consecutive terms as a member, other than as Chief Executive Officer, is not eligible to be re-appointed to the Commission, during the twelve months following the completion of the person’s second term, in the same capacity in which the person served.

The GIC may appoint a General Manager to hold office during pleasure.

No officer or employee of a Crown corporation or any of its affiliates, other than the chief executive officer of a parent Crown corporation, shall be a director of the parent Crown corporation.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson or the Chief Executive Officer or of a vacancy in either office, the Commission shall authorize another member to act as such, but no person may act as such for a period exceeding sixty days without the approval of the GIC.

If a member is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the term of an incumbent member, other than an officer-director, the incumbent member continues in office until a successor is appointed.

Eligibility/Conflicts

A member is eligible to be appointed from a local municipality if, at the time of the appointment, the member normally resides in that municipality.

Consultation

The Financial Administration Act requires that before an officer-director of a parent Crown corporation is appointed, the Minister shall consult the Board of Directors of the Corporation with respect to the appointment.

Quorum

Seven members (s. 3b) of By-Law No. I-84

Auditor

By virtue of the National Capital Commission Act the Auditor General is the auditor of the Commission.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by GiC: Incumbent;
    per diem ($310 - $375)
  • Incumbent; annual ($8,000 - $9,400)

Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($310 - $375)
  • Position; annual ($4,000 - $4,700)
  • The Member, other than the Vice-Chairperson, serving as Chairperson of the Corporate Audit and Evaluation Committee, shall receive an additionnal annual retainer of $2,000.

    Expenses fixed by by-laws of the Corporation.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chief Executive Officer
Kristmanson, Mark
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2014-02-03
2019-02-02
Chairperson
Seaman, Marc
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-06-07
2022-06-06
Member (National Capital Region - Ontario)
Gracie, Tanya
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-12-14
2020-12-13
O'Neill, Sara Jane
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-12-14
2021-12-13
Plamondon, Bob
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2014-05-14
2018-05-13
Future Appointment: Vaillancourt, Denis B. (2018-05-14)
Member (National Capital Region - Québec)
Apollon, Mireille
Gatineau, Quebec
During Pleasure
2017-12-14
2021-12-13
Brunette, Victor
Gatineau, Quebec
During Pleasure
2015-06-18
2019-06-17
Members
Future Appointment: Beasley, Larry (2018-01-30)
Foderick, Michael
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-12-17
2020-12-16
Hotson, Norman
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure
2014-01-30
2018-01-29
Jha, Aditya
Mississauga, Ontario
During Pleasure
2015-03-26
2019-03-25
Loughrey, Carol
Fredericton, New Brunswick
During Pleasure
2015-07-01
2019-06-30
MacDonald, Lisa
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
During Pleasure
2015-07-01
2019-06-30
Odjick, Norm
Maniwaki, Quebec
During Pleasure
2017-12-17
2020-12-16
Stewart, Basil
Summerside, Prince Edward Island
During Pleasure
2015-06-18
2019-06-17
1 Vacant Position
Total vacancies: 1