Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Bankruptcy

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.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Appointment Provisions

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/B-3/page-3.html#h-4

The Governor in Council shall appoint a Superintendent of Bankruptcy to hold office during good behaviour for a term of not more than five years, but the Superintendent may be removed from office by the Governor in Council for cause.

The Superintendent’s term may be renewed for one or more further terms.

Remuneration

The Superintendent shall be paid the salary that the Governor in Council may fix.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Superintendent
James, William R.
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-07
2018-03-06

Business Development Bank of Canada

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 Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Appointment Provisions

Business Development Bank of Canada Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/B-9.9/index.html

The Bank has a Board of Directors comprised of the Chairperson, the President and not fewer than three, but no more than eleven, other directors. No more than two of the directors, excluding the Chairperson and President, may be appointed from the federal public administration.

The Chairperson is to be appointed by the GIC to hold office during pleasure for a term that the GIC considers appropriate.

Notwithstanding subsection 105(5) of the Financial Administration Act, the President is to be appointed by the GIC to hold office during good behaviour for a term that the GIC considers appropriate and may be removed for cause. The President is eligible for reappointment on the expiration of his or her term of office.

The other directors are to be appointed by the Minister, with the approval of the GIC, for a term of no more than four years so as to ensure, as far as possible, the expiration in any one year of the terms of office of not more than half of the directors.  If any director is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the term of an incumbent director, other than an officer-director, the incumbent director continues in office until a successor is appointed.

The GIC may appoint an individual to act as a director if a director is absent or unable to act.

If the President is absent or unable to act, or if the office of President is vacant, the Board may authorize an officer or employee of the Bank to act as President, but that person may not act as President for a period of more than 180 days without the approval of the GIC.

If the Chairperson is absent or unable to act or the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Board may authorize one of the other directors to act as Chairperson, but that person is not authorized to act as Chairperson for a period of more than 180 days without the approval of the GIC.

Eligibility/Conflicts

No individual is eligible to be appointed or to continue as President, Chairperson or a director if the individual is:
  • neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  • a Canadian citizen who is not ordinarily resident in Canada;
  • a permanent resident, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, who has been ordinarily resident in Canada for more than one year after first becoming eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship;
  • a member of the Senate or House of Commons or a member of the legislature of a province; or
  • employed in the public service of a province.

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

A majority of the directors present at a meeting, one of whom shall be the President or any person who is authorized for the time being to exercise the powers and functions of the President. (Article 3 of By-Law No. 2)

Auditor

The auditor of a Crown Corporation shall be appointed annually by the Governor in Council, after the appropriate Minister has consulted the Board of Directors of the corporation, and may be removed at any time by the Governor in Council, after the appropriate Minister has consulted the Board.

The Auditor General of Canada shall be appointed by the Governor in Council as the auditor, or a joint auditor, of each Crown Corporation, unless the Auditor General waives the requirement of being so appointed.

An auditor of a Crown Corporation is eligible for reappointment on the expiration of the auditor’s appointment.

If an auditor of a Crown Corporation is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the appointment of an incumbent auditor, the incumbent auditor continues in office until a successor is appointed.

A person is disqualified from being appointed or re-appointed or continuing as an auditor of the corporation if that person is not independent of the corporation, any of its affiliates, or the directors or officers of the corporation or any of its affiliates. Expenses reimbursed in accordance with policies and procedures of the Corporation.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($410 - $485)
  • Position; annual ($10,500 - $12,400)

Director

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($410 - $485)
  • Position; annual ($5,300 - $6,200)
  • The directors who serve as chairpersons of a committee of the Board of Directors and directors of the Executive Committee receive an additional annual retainer within the range ($1,000 - $1,500).

    Expenses fixed by by-laws of the Corporation. Directors who are public servants serve without remuneration.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
President
Denham, Michael
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-08-10
2020-08-09
Chairperson
1 Vacant Position
Future Appointment: Pedersen, Mike (2018-03-05)
Directors
Bosela, Sandra
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-06-15
2020-06-20
Calyniuk, Michael
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2013-02-07
2019-06-20
Guindi, Shahir
Montréal, Quebec
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-12-13
2020-06-20
Kanwar, Vijay J.
Mississauga, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-06-21
2021-06-20
Laird, Nancy M.
Calgary, Alberta
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-04-30
2019-04-29
Mc Master, Claude
Longueuil, Quebec
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-03-26
2019-03-25
O'Neil, Brian
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-06-21
2021-06-20
Pitfield, Robert H.
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2014-05-09
2018-05-08
Scarlett, Tracey
Edmonton, Alberta
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-06-21
2021-06-20
Vuicic, Mary-Alice
Cambridge, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2013-10-01
2020-09-30
Whelan, Anne
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-06-18
2020-06-20
Total vacancies: 1

Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology

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.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Appointment Provisions

Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-5.5/index.html

The board consists of:
  • The Chairperson of the board appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister;
  • six persons appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister.
The Chairperson and the directors shall be appointed to hold office during good behaviour for terms not exceeding five years. The Chairperson and any director appointed may be removed for cause by the Governor in Council.

Directors shall continue to hold office until their successors are appointed.

A director is eligible to be reappointed for one or more terms not exceeding five years each.

A person appointed to fill a vacancy in the office of a director who has ceased to hold office before the expiry of the director’s term of office shall be appointed to hold office for the unexpired portion of that term.

A person is not eligible to be appointed as a director if the person:
  • is a member of the Senate, the House of Commons or the legislature of a province;
  • is an employee or agent of Her Majesty in right of Canada or in right of a province;
  • does not ordinarily reside in Canada; or
  • is disqualified under subsection 105(1) of the Canada Business Corporation Act.
A director ceases to be a director when the director:
  • dies;
  • resigns;
  • is appointed to the Senate;
  • is elected to the House of Commons or to the legislature of a province;
  • becomes an employee or agent of Her Majesty in right of Canada or in right of a province;
  • ceases to be ordinarily resident in Canada;
  • becomes disqualified under subsection 105(1) of the Canada Business Corporation Act;
  • is removed from office for cause by the Governor in Council.
The appointment of the directors shall be made having regard to the following considerations:
  • the need to ensure, as far as possible, that at all times the board will be representative of:
  • persons engaged in the development and demonstration of technologies to promote sustainable development, including technologies to address climate change and air quality issues;
  • the business community; and
  • not-for-profit corporations;
  • the importance of having a board that is representative of various regions of Canada and includes men and women who are able to contribute to the achievement of the objects and purposes of the Foundation; and
  • the need for a board that has sufficient knowledge of technologies that promote sustainable development.
Except where they cease to be directors, directors shall continue to hold office until their successors are appointed.

Consultation

The Chairperson of the board shall be appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister, as proposed by the Minister of Natural Resources and the Minister of the Environment, after consultation with the Minister of Industry.

Six directors shall be appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister, as proposed by the Minister of Natural Resources and the Minister of the Environment, after consultation with the Minister of Industry.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by By-Law

Directors

  • Fixed by By-Law

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson
Balsillie, James Laurence
Guelph, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2013-06-21
2018-06-20
Directors
Bradlow, John
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2012-11-01
2017-12-16
Creelman, Kenneth Ross
Fredericton, New Brunswick
During Good Behaviour
2007-10-12
2016-03-06
Kavanagh, Sarah
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-07
2018-06-12
Lee, Jason
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
During Good Behaviour
2012-11-01
2017-12-16
Lunn, Gary
North Saanich, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2012-12-13
2017-12-16
McGregor, Ellen
Hamilton, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2015-03-26
2020-03-25

Canadian Space Agency

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.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Appointment Provisions

Canadian Space Agency Act

The Governor in Council shall appoint an officer, to be called the President of the Agency, to hold office during pleasure for a term not exceeding five years.

The President is the chief executive officer of the Agency and, under the direction of the Minister, has control and supervision over the work, officers and employees of the Agency.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the President or a vacancy in that office, the Minister may appoint another person to act as President, but that person may only act as President for a period exceeding 90 days with the approval of the Governor in Council.

The President may be reappointed for a further term.

Remuneration

The President shall be paid any remuneration that may be fixed by the Governor in Council.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
President
Laporte, Sylvain
Gatineau, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2015-03-09
2020-03-08

Competition Tribunal

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.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Appointment Provisions

Competition Tribunal Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-36.4/page-1.html#h-4

The Tribunal is comprised of not more than six members to be appointed from among the judges of the Federal Court - Trial Division by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, and not more than eight other members to be appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister. The Governor in Council shall designate one of the judicial members to be Chairman of the Tribunal.

Each judicial member shall be appointed for a term not exceeding seven years and holds office so long as he/she remains a judge of the Federal Court. In accordance with the Federal Court Act, judges hold office during good behaviour. They cease to hold office on attaining the age of seventy-five years.

Each lay member shall be appointed for a term not exceeding seven years and holds office during good behaviour but may be removed by the Governor in Council for cause.

A member of the Tribunal, on the expiration of a first or any subsequent term of office, is eligible to be re-appointed for a further term.

The Chairman has supervision over and direction of the work of the Tribunal, including, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, the allocation of the work of the members thereof. Where the office of Chairman is vacant, or the Chairman is absent from Canada or is for any reason unable to act, the powers of the Chairman shall be exercised and the duties performed by the senior judicial member who is in Canada and is able and willing to act.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of a member of the Tribunal, the Governor in Council may appoint a temporary substitute member for such period of time as the Governor in Council prescribes.

Every member of the Tribunal shall, before entering on the duties of his/her office, take an oath that he/she will duly and faithfully, and to the best of his/her skill and knowledge, execute the powers and trusts reposed in him/her as a member of the Tribunal.

The oath shall be administered to the Chairman of the Tribunal before the Chief Justice of the Federal Court, and to the other members by the Chairman, or in his/her absence or incapacity, by any other member.

A person may continue to act as a member of the Tribunal after the expiration of his/her term of appointment in respect of any matter in which the member became engaged during the term of his/her appointment.

Quorum

Five members of the Tribunal, at least three of whom are judicial members, constitute a quorum of the Tribunal for the purposes of making rules under this section.

Remuneration

Chairman and Judicial Member

  • Paid under the Judges Act

Judicial Member

  • Paid under the Judges Act

Lay Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($715 - $840)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairman & Judicial Member
Gascon, Denis
Montréal, Quebec
During Pleasure
2015-04-30
2022-04-29
Judicial Members
Barnes, Robert L.
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2015-04-30
2021-04-29
Crampton, Paul S.
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2015-04-30
2022-04-29
Gagné, Jocelyne
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2016-12-21
2023-12-20
Phelan, Michael L.
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2016-12-21
2023-12-20
Lay Members
Askanas, Wiktor
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-07-14
2018-07-13
McFetridge, Donald G.
Ottawa, Ontario
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2012-06-21
2019-06-20
Schwartz, Lawrence P.
Toronto, Ontario
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-02-05
2020-02-04
5 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 5

Copyright Board

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.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Appointment Provisions

Copyright Act

The Board consists of not more than five members, including a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman, to be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office during good behaviour for a term not exceeding five years, but may be removed at any time by the Governor in Council for cause. Members shall be appointed to serve either full-time or part-time and they are eligible to be reappointed once only.

The Chairman must be a judge, either sitting or retired, of a superior or district court.

A member of the Board shall not be employed in the Public Service within the meaning of the Public Service Labour Relations Act during the member's term of office.

The Chairman shall direct the work of the Board and apportion its work among the members of the Board.

If the Chairman is absent or incapacitated or if the office of Chairman is vacant, the Vice-Chairman has all the powers and functions of the Chairman during the absence, incapacity or vacancy.

The Vice-Chairman is the chief executive officer of the Board and has supervision over and direction of the Board and its staff.

A member of the Board whose term expires may conclude the matters that the member had begun to consider.

Quorum

Matters before the Board shall be decided by a majority of the members of the Board and the presiding member shall have a second vote in the case of a tie.

Remuneration

Chairman

  • Paid under the Judges Act
  • Plus reasonable travel and living expenses while absent from the ordinary place of residence.

Vice-Chairman

Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($625 - $730)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairman
Blair, Robert A.
Toronto, Ontario
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-05-28
2020-05-27
Vice-Chairman
Majeau, Claude
Val-des-Monts, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2009-08-04
2018-08-03
Members
Landry, J. Nelson
Bromont, Quebec
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2010-02-10
2018-02-09

Edmonton Northlands

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Minister Responsible

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Appointment Provisions

The directors of the Company shall be:
  • twelve members, four of whom are elected as directors at each annual general meeting of the Company for terms of three years each;
  • one person designated by the Government of Canada and certified by the Clerk of the Privy Council;
  • one member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council;
  • the Mayor of the City of Edmonton;
  • two persons designated by the Council of the City of Edmonton;
  • up to threepersons appointed by the Board as additional Directors: and
  • the Chair of the Board of Governors.

Any person designated by the Government of Canada, the Lieutenant Governor in Council or the Council of the City of Edmonton to act as a director or as a director and member of the Executive Committee may be replaced at any time by the authority in question. A Director is eligible for re-election or re-appointment.


Appointments

There are no current appointments to this organization.

Internal Trade Agreement: Dispute Resolution Roster of Panellists

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.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Appointment Provisions

Agreement on Internal Trade Implementation Act

The roster shall be composed of not more than 65 members. Each Party shall appoint up to five members to the roster. Federal members are appointed to the roster by the GIC for a term of five years, with the possibility of reappointment.

Roster members shall:
  • have expertise or experience in matters covered by the Agreement; and
  • be independent of and not take instructions from any Party.
Within 30 days after the date of delivery of the request for establishment of a panel, each disputing Party shall appoint two panellists from the roster who were not nominated to the roster by that Party. The appointed panellists shall, within 10 days after their appointment to the panel, select the chairperson of the panel from the roster. If they are unable to agree within that period, the Secretariat shall select the chairperson by lot from that roster.

Where a roster member becomes unable to sit on the roster or a roster member's term expires, a replacement member shall be nominated to the roster.

Each Party shall appoint an individual (the "Screener") to review requests made under Article 1712(1) or (2). The federal government screener is appointed by the GIC and holds office during pleasure.

The Screener shall be independent of government and capable of making an independent decision on the merits of the request. Notice of the appointment shall be delivered to the other Parties and the Secretariat.

Remuneration

Member

  • Fixed by the Minister

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Member
Irish, Maureen
Windsor, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-06-18
2020-06-17
McIlroy, James P.
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-05-28
2020-05-27

National Research Council of Canada

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.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Appointment Provisions

National Research Council Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/N-15/page-1.html

The National Research Council of Canada is composed of a President, a Chairperson and not more than 10 other members, to be appointed by the Governor in Council.

Each member of the Council, other than the President, shall be appointed to hold office for a term of not more than three years.

The President shall be appointed to hold office for such term, not exceeding five years, as the Governor in Council may determine.

If the President is absent or unable to act or if the office of President is vacant, the Minister may appoint another person to act as President, but that person may act as President for a period of more than 90 days only with the approval of the Governor in Council.

If the Chairperson is absent or unable to act or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Minister may appoint another person to act as Chairperson, but that person may act as Chairperson for a period of more that 90 days only with the approval of the Governor in Council.

Any retiring President or other retiring member of the Council is eligible for reappointment.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Remuneration Nil - Statutory Prohibition

Member

  • Expenses only, for ordinary duties; fixed by GiC; for duties on behalf of Council in addition to ordinary duties, remuneration is fixed by the Council.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
President
Stewart, Iain
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-08-24
2018-08-23
Chairperson
Jenkins, Paul Thomas (Tom)
Canmore, Alberta
During Pleasure
2015-02-05
2018-02-04
Future Appointment: Jenkins, Paul Thomas (Tom) (2018-02-05)
Members
Cross, Carolyn
West Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-03-26
2018-03-25
Es Sabar, Karimah
West Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-06-21
2018-03-20
Josefo, Jay
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-06-21
2018-06-20
Leduc, Raymond
Bromont, Quebec
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-10-04
2018-10-03
Mooney, Stephen T.
Whitehorse, Yukon
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-06-21
2018-03-20
5 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 5

Office of the Commissioner of Competition

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.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Appointment Provisions

Competition Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-34/page-3.html#h-5

The Governor in Council may appoint an officer to be known as the Commissioner of Competition.

One or more persons may be appointed Deputy Commissioners of Competition in the manner authorized by law.

The Governor in Council may authorize a Deputy Commissioner to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the Commissioner whenever the Commissioner is absent or unable to act or whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Commissioner.

The Governor in Council may authorize any person to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the Commissioner whenever the Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioners are absent or unable to act or, if one or more of those offices are vacant, whenever the holders of the other of those offices are absent or unable to act.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Commissioner
Pecman, John R.
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-09-25
2018-06-05

Patents and Trade-marks

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Minister Responsible

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Appointment Provisions

Patent Act

Trade-marks Act

The Commissioner of Patents is appointed by the GIC to hold office during pleasure. The Registrar of Trade-marks shall be the person appointed as Commissioner of Patents.

An Assistant Commissioner of Patents may be appointed in the manner authorized by law and shall be a technical officer experienced in the administration of the Patent Office.

When the Commissioner is absent or unable to act, the Assistant Commissioner, or if she/he also is at the same time absent or unable to act, another officer designated by the Minister, may exercise the powers and shall perform the duties of the Commissioner.

When the Registrar is absent or unable to act or when the office of Registrar is vacant, his/her powers shall be exercised and his/her duties and functions performed in the capacity of acting registrar by such other officer as may be designated by the Minister.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Commissioner of Patents
Bélisle, Johanne
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2015-09-08
2020-09-07
Ex-officio Registrar of Trade-marks
Bélisle, Johanne
Montréal, Quebec
During Pleasure
2015-09-08
2020-09-07

Standards Council of Canada

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 Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Appointment Provisions

Standards Council of Canada Act

A corporation is hereby established, to be known as the Standards Council of Canada, consisting of the following members:

  1. the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Provincial-Territorial Advisory Committee
  2. the Chairperson of the Standards Development Organizations Advisory Committee
  3. not more than 10 other persons to represent the private sector, including non-governmental organizations.

Each member of the Council, other than the persons referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b), shall be appointed by the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, to hold office during pleasure for a term not exceeding four years in such a manner 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. A retiring Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson or other member of the Council is eligible for re-appointment to the Council in the same or another capacity.

A Chairperson of the Council and a Vice-Chairperson of the Council shall each be designated by the Governor in Council from among the members of the Council to hold office during pleasure for such term as the Governor in Council considers appropriate.

The members of the Council must be representative of a broad spectrum of interests in the private sector and have the knowledge or experience necessary to assist the Council in the fulfilment of its mandate.

If the Chairperson of the Council is absent or unable to act or the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Vice-Chairperson of the Council shall act as Chairperson. If both the Chairperson of the Council and the Vice-Chairperson of the Council are absent or unable to act, or if both those offices are vacant, a member designated by the members of the Council shall act as Chairperson.

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

An Executive Director of the Council shall be appointed by the GiC to hold office during pleasure for such term as the GiC considers appropriate. The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Council and has supervision over and direction of the work and staff of the Council.

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.

Auditor

The Auditor General of Canada is the auditor of the Council.

Remuneration

Chairperson and Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Incumbent;
    per diem ($490 - $575)
  • Annual ($6,400 - $7,500)

Vice-Chairperson

Members

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Executive Director
Walter, John
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2009-09-21
2018-06-20
Chairperson and Member
Milsom, Kathy
King, Ontario
During Pleasure
2013-04-25
2020-11-08
Vice-Chairperson and Member
1 Vacant Position
Member
Clark, Colin L.
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2014-01-30
2018-01-29
Coll, Kathryn
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
During Pleasure
2014-10-09
2018-10-08
Feltham, Glenn D.
Edmonton, Alberta
During Pleasure
2013-06-06
2017-06-25
Gignac, Suzie
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2013-03-07
2017-03-06
Heggelund, Merete
Medicine Hat, Alberta
During Pleasure
2014-06-13
2018-06-12
Snook, Sara Jane
Halifax, Nova Scotia
During Pleasure
2015-02-05
2019-02-04
2 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 3