Organization Profile - Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for Canada
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for Canada
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
The Governor in Council shall, by commission under the Great Seal, appoint a Commissioner of Official Languages for Canada after consultation with the leader of every recognized party in the Senate and House of Commons and approval of the appointment by resolution of the Senate and House of Commons. The Commissioner holds office during good behavior for a term of seven years, but may be removed for cause by the Governor in Council at any time on address of the Senate and House of Commons. The Commissioner is eligible to be reappointed for terms not exceeding seven years. The Commissioner shall rank as and have all the powers of a deputy head of a department, shall engage exclusively in the duties of the office of the Commissioner and shall not hold any other office under her Majesty or engage in any other employment.
In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Commissioner, or if that office is vacant, the GIC may appoint any qualified person to hold that office in the interim for a term not exceeding six months, and that person shall, while holding office, be paid the salary or other remuneration and expenses that may be fixed by the Governor in Council.
The Commissioner of Official Languages is an Agent of Parliament. The President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada has been designated as the appropriate minister for the purposes of the Financial Administration Act.
(Language Skills Act - http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/L-6.2/index.html)
|Interim Commissioner of Official Languages|
During Good Behaviour
|Commissioner of Official Languages|
Future Appointment: Théberge, Raymond (2018-01-29)
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