Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Canadian Security Intelligence Service

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 Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Appointment Provisions

Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-23/page-2.html

The Governor in Council shall appoint the Director of the Service.

The Director shall be appointed to hold office during pleasure for a term not exceeding five years.

The Director is eligible, on the expiration of a first or any subsequent term of office, to be re-appointed for a further term not exceeding five years.

No person shall hold office as Director for terms exceeding ten years in the aggregate.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Director, or if the office of Director is vacant, the Governor in Council may appoint another person to hold office instead of the Director for a term not exceeding six months, and that person shall, while holding that office, have all of the powers, duties and functions of the Director under this Act or any other Act of Parliament and be paid such salary or other remuneration and expenses as may be fixed by the Governor in Council.

Remuneration

The Director is entitled to be paid a salary to be fixed by the Governor in Council and shall be paid reasonable travel and living expenses incurred by the Director in the performance of duties and functions under this Act.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Director
Vigneault, David
Cantley, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2017-06-19
2022-06-18

Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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 Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Appointment Provisions

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act

The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is established, consisting of a Chairperson and not more than four other members, one of whom may be a Vice-chairperson, appointed by the Governor in Council.

A person is not eligible to be a member of the Commission if that person

  • is a member or former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; or
  • is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

The Governor in Council shall, before appointing a person as a member of the Commission, consider the need for regional representation in the membership of the Commission.

A member of the Commission is eligible for reappointment on the expiry of that member’s term of office.

The Chairperson is a full-time member of the Commission. The others members may be appointed as full-time or part-time members of the Commission.

Each member of the Commission holds office during good behaviour for a term of not more than five years but may be removed for cause at any time by the Governor in Council.

Members of the Commission are to be paid the remuneration that is to be determined by the Governor in Council.

The Chairperson is the chief executive officer of the Commission and has supervision over and direction of the work and staff of the Commission.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Vice-chairperson has all the powers, duties and functions of the Chairperson. In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Vice-chairperson or if the office of Vice-chairperson is vacant, the Minister may authorize another member of the Commission to exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions of the Chairperson, but a member of the Commission so authorized is not entitled to act as Chairperson for more than 90 days without the approval of the Governor in Council.

Remuneration

Vice-Chairperson and Member

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

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Interim Chairperson
Bujold, Guy
Ottawa, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2017-09-28
Interim Vice-Chairperson and Member
Bujold, Guy
Ottawa, Ontario
Appointed Full or Part Time
During Good Behaviour
2017-09-28
2018-03-26

Office of the Correctional Investigator 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 Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Mandate

The Correctional Investigator is mandated by Part III of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act as an Ombudsman for federal offenders.  The primary function of the Office is to investigate and bring resolution to individual offender complaints.  The Office as well, has a responsibility to review and make recommendations on the Correctional Service's policies and procedures associated with the areas of individual complaints to ensure that systemic areas of concern are identified and appropriately addressed.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

Corrections and Conditional Release Act

The Correctional Investigator is appointed by the GIC to hold office during good behaviour for a term not exceeding five years, but may be suspended or removed for cause at any time by the GIC. The Correctional Investigator, on the expiration of a first or any subsequent term of office, is eligible to be re-appointed for a further term.

A person is eligible to be appointed as Correctional Investigator or to continue in that office only if the person is a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada or a permanent resident as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act who is ordinarily resident in Canada.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Correctional Investigator, or if the office of Correctional Investigator is vacant, the GIC may appoint another qualified person to hold office instead of the Correctional Investigator during the absence, incapacity or vacancy, and that person shall, while holding that office, have the same function as and all of the powers and duties of the Correctional Investigator and be paid such salary or other remuneration and expenses as may be fixed by the GIC.

The Correctional Investigator shall engage exclusively in the function and duties of the office of the Correctional Investigator and shall not hold any other office under Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province for reward or engage in any other employment for reward.

Eligibility/Conflicts

The Correctional Investigator shall engage exclusively in the function and duties of the office of the Correctional Investigator and shall not hold any other office under Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province for reward or engage in any other employment for reward.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Correctional Investigator
Zinger, Ivan
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-01
2022-12-31

Parole Board 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 Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Appointment Provisions

Corrections and Conditional Release Act

The Parole Board of Canada consists of not more than 60 full-time members and a number of part-time members appointed by the GIC, on the recommendation of the Minister, to hold office during good behaviour for periods not exceeding ten years and three years, respectively. The GIC shall designate one of the full-time members to be the Chairperson and, on the recommendation of the Minister, one of the full-time members to be the Executive Vice-Chairperson. Each member of the Board, other than the Chairperson and the Executive Vice-Chairperson, shall be assigned to a division of the Board specified in the instrument of appointment.

NOTE: This guide reflects the composition and distribution of the current membership. Vacancies for part-time member positions are not shown since appointments are only made as required in each region depending on the workload.

There shall be a division of the Board known as the Appeal Division, consisting of not more than six full-time members — one of whom shall be designated Vice-Chairperson, Appeal Division — and a number of part-time members designated in both cases by the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, from among the members appointed.

There shall be regional divisions of the Board consisting of the members assigned to them, who shall exercise such functions of the Board, under this or any other Act of Parliament, as are designated by the Chairperson of the Board for a region or, where there is more than one regional office in a region, for the portion of a region designated by the Chairperson. A full-time member shall be designated by the GIC, on the recommendation of the Minister, to be Vice-Chairperson for each regional division of the Board. The Board shall maintain at least one regional office at a place determined by the Chairperson, after consultation with the Minister, in each of the following regions of Canada, namely, the Atlantic region, Québec, Ontario, the Prairie region and the Pacific region. Full-time members of the Board assigned to a regional division shall reside within reasonable commuting distance of the office of that division.

A part-time member of the Board has the same powers and duties as a full-time member of the Board.

All members of the Board are ex officio members of every division of the Board and may, with the approval of the Chairperson, sit on a panel of any division of the Board, subject to such conditions and during such periods as are approved by the Chairperson.

In the event that a full-time member of the Board is absent or unable to act, the GIC, on the recommendation of the Minister, may appoint a substitute member to act in the place of that member. A substitute member has all the powers and duties of a full-time member of the Board, subject to any limitation on those powers and duties that the Chairperson directs.

The Chairperson is the chief executive officer and as such has supervision over and direction of the work and the staff of the Board, and the Chairperson shall chair general meetings of the Board.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson or a vacancy in the office of Chairperson, the Executive Vice-Chairperson may exercise all the powers of the Chairperson.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of, or a vacancy in the offices of, the Chairperson and the Executive Vice-Chairperson, a full-time member of the Board designated by the Minister may exercise all the powers of the Chairperson.

The Chairperson may authorize any full-time member of the Board to exercise any of the Chairperson's functions, in accordance with any conditions specified by the Chairperson, and a function so exercised shall be deemed to have been exercised by the Chairperson.

A full-time member of the Board shall not hold any office or engage in any occupation incompatible with the exercise of the member's functions under this or any other Act of Parliament.

An employee of the Public Service appointed as a full-time member of the Board shall be given leave of absence without pay from the Public Service.

Members appointed to the Board shall be sufficiently diverse in their backgrounds to be able to collectively represent community values and views in the work of the Board and to inform the community with respect to unescorted temporary absence, parole and statutory release.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the Board shall consist of the Chairperson, the Executive Vice-Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson (Appeal Division), the regional Vice-Chairpersons and two other members of the Board designated by the Chairperson after consultation with the Minister.

Remuneration

Part-Time Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($605 - $710)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson and Member
Cenaiko, Harvey
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2008-07-07
2018-01-30
Executive Vice-Chairperson & Member
Blanchet, Sylvie N.
Dieppe, New Brunswick
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-03
2023-01-02
Appeal Division
Vice-Chairperson and Member
1 Vacant Position
Members
Bruce, Howard M.
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2012-03-26
2020-03-25
Dubreuil, Steven
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-02-01
2019-01-31
Pitsula, Patricia Lynn
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-07-08
2019-02-22
1 Vacant Position
Atlantic Regional Division
Vice-Chairperson and Member
McGraw, Louis-Philippe
Moncton, New Brunswick
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2008-02-11
2018-02-10
Members
Bastarache, Maurice
Dieppe, New Brunswick
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-07-02
2018-07-01
Crane, Mary G.
Kensington, Prince Edward Island
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-09-02
2020-09-01
Currie, Mark F.G.
Lincoln, New Brunswick
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-04-07
2018-04-06
Johnson, Stephen
Ellershouse, Nova Scotia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2010-10-11
2018-10-10
Levert, François
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-19
2022-06-18
Part-time Members
Innis, William B.
Guysborough, Nova Scotia
During Good Behaviour
2017-12-04
2020-12-03
Niles, David A.J.
Riverview, New Brunswick
During Good Behaviour
2017-11-06
2020-11-05
Parsons, Kelvin
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
During Good Behaviour
2017-11-06
2020-11-05
Shea, Joan
Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador
During Good Behaviour
2017-11-06
2020-11-05
3 Vacant Positions
Future Appointment: Curtis, Sarah J. (2018-03-19)
Quebec Regional Division
Vice-Chairperson and Member
Bouchard, Jacques
Blainville, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2010-06-28
2020-06-27
Members
Allard, René
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-09-08
2022-09-07
Barron, François
Longueuil, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-04-30
2018-04-29
Bélisle, Richard
Longueuil, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-07-02
2018-07-01
Boyer, Jean Claude
Longueuil, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2012-07-03
2018-07-02
Chartrand, Suzanne
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2010-07-05
2018-07-04
Lafrenière, Michel
Drummondville, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2008-08-11
2018-08-10
Lalonde, Michel
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2012-07-03
2020-07-02
1 Vacant Position
Part-time Members
Dupuis, Richard
Repentigny, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2015-09-14
2018-09-13
Frenette, Marie Claude
Laval, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2014-06-13
2020-06-12
Richard, Hélène
Québec, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-19
2020-06-18
Roussel, Gilles
Montréal, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2015-03-26
2018-03-25
6 Vacant Positions
Ontario Regional Division
Vice-Chairperson and Member
1 Vacant Position
Members
Harris, Louise
Bath, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2010-10-18
2018-10-17
Mann-Rempel, Michelle
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-19
2022-06-18
Mason, Randolph
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-26
2022-06-25
Pollard, Dorette
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-08
2023-01-07
Sanford, Mike W.
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-04-07
2019-04-06
Shea, Goldie M.
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2011-03-14
2019-03-13
Stewart, Shannon
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-08
2023-01-07
Sullivan, Christopher H.
Kingston, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-08
2023-01-07
Tremblay, Vianney
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-08
2023-01-07
VanDalen, Lynne
Gananoque, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-26
2022-06-25
Part-time Members
Carter, M. Lynn
Cambridge, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-08
2021-01-07
Corcoran, Kevin P.
Ottawa, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2017-09-08
2020-09-07
Davidson, Ian Craig
Sudbury, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-15
2020-06-14
Keane, Sean
Sarnia, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2017-12-04
2020-12-03
Malcolm, Peter Bruce
Belleville, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2017-12-04
2020-12-03
Parrent, Damian
Niagara Falls, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2011-02-04
2018-02-03
Poirier, Suzanne
Cornwall, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2016-10-05
2020-10-04
Pride, Wendy
Mississauga, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-15
2020-06-14
2 Vacant Positions
Prairies Regional Division
Vice-Chairperson and Member
Vacing, Lorrie
Sherwood Park, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2009-02-23
2019-02-22
Members
Agar, Amy
Warman, Saskatchewan
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-08
2023-01-07
Allan, Craig Michael
Warman, Saskatchewan
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2009-02-23
2019-02-22
Caleffi, Vincent E.
Calgary, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2012-07-03
2018-07-07
Crooks, Natasha
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-04-12
2022-10-11
Dew, Delaine M.
Edmonton, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-07-04
2022-07-03
Gunn, Gerald
St. Albert, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2011-02-14
2019-02-13
Perry, Sue
Sherwood Park, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-08
2023-01-07
Pun-Cook, Laura
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-26
2022-06-25
Silbernagel, Harvey A.
Red Deer, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2009-05-14
2019-05-13
1 Vacant Position
Part-time Members
Burch, Frederick
Regina, Saskatchewan
During Good Behaviour
2017-12-04
2020-12-03
Jackiw, Janelle R.
Regina, Saskatchewan
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-15
2020-06-14
LeBlanc, Guy
Edmonton, Alberta
During Good Behaviour
2015-02-26
2018-02-25
Markesteyn, Trevor
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-08
2021-01-07
Marshall, Robert
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Good Behaviour
2016-10-19
2020-10-18
Monkman, Lesley
Dugald, Manitoba
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-26
2020-06-25
Pottruff, Betty Ann
Regina, Saskatchewan
During Good Behaviour
2017-12-04
2020-12-03
5 Vacant Positions
Future Appointment: Kenny, Marilyn Anne (2018-03-01)
Pacific Regional Division
Interim Vice-Chairperson and Member
Mackenzie, Ian F.A.
Abbotsford, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-02
Members
Dantzer, Alex
Coldstream, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-06-13
2019-06-12
Hall, Laura
Delta, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-01-15
2019-01-14
Hart, James Alexander
Vernon, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-07-02
2018-07-01
Mackenzie, Ian F.A.
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-01-06
2019-01-05
Zuk, Colleen
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-04-07
2019-04-06
Part-time Members
Bruce, Halie
Chilliwack, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2017-11-06
2020-11-05
Cross, Linda
Coldstream, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2015-02-26
2018-02-25
Dawson, Catherine J.
Abbotsford, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2017-10-27
2020-10-26
D'Souza, Kevin
Langley, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2017-11-06
2020-11-05
Majedi, Maryam
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2015-04-07
2018-04-06
Stuart, Charles R.
Whitehorse, Yukon
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-08
2021-01-07
2 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 23

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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 Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Appointment Provisions

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/R-10/page-2.html#h-3

The Commissioner is appointed by the GIC on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.

In the event that the Commissioner is absent or unable to act or the office is vacant, the senior Deputy Commissioner at the headquarters of the Force has, for the time being, the control and management of the Force and all matters connected therewith, and for such purposes the senior Deputy Commissioner may exercise all the powers of the Commissioner under this Act or any other Act.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Commissioner
1 Vacant Position
Total vacancies: 1

Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee

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 Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Appointment Provisions

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/R-10/page-5.html

The Committee consists of:
  • a Chairperson, who is a full-time member, appointed by the GIC during good behaviour for a renewable term not exceeding five years but may be removed for cause at any time by the GIC;
  • a Vice-Chairperson, who may be either full or part-time, appointed by the GIC during good behaviour for a renewable term not exceeding five years but may be removed for cause at any time by the GIC; and
  • not more than three other members, who may be either full or part-time, appointed by the GIC during good behaviour for a renewable term not exceeding five years but may be removed for cause at any time by the GIC.
No member of the Force is eligible to be appointed or to continue as a member of the Committee.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Committee Chairperson or if the office of the Committee Chairperson is vacant, the Minister may authorize the Vice-Chairperson to exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions of the Committee Chairperson.

The Committee Chairperson may delegate to the Vice-Chairperson any of his powers, duties or functions under this Act, except the power to delegate and the duty to submit the annual report to the Minister.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairman
Walker, Elizabeth
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-10-14
2018-10-13