Treasury Board

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying

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

President of the Treasury Board

Appointment Provisions

Lobbying Act

The Governor in Council shall, by commission under the Great Seal, appoint a Commissioner of Lobbying 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 behaviour 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, on the expiry of a first or any subsequent term of office, is eligible to be reappointed for a further term not exceeding seven years.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Commissioner, or if that office is vacant, the Governor in Council 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 has the rank and powers of a deputy head of a department, shall engage exclusively in the duties of the office of Commissioner under this Act or any other Act of Parliament and shall not hold any other office or employment for reward.

The Commissioner shall be paid the remuneration and expenses set by the Governor in Council.

Eligibility/Conflicts

Must be able to speak and understand clearly both official languages at the time of his or her appointment.

(Language Skills Act - http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/L-6.2/index.html)

Consultation

The Governor in Council shall, by commission under the Great Seal, appoint a Commissioner of Lobbying 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.

Remuneration

The Commissioner shall be paid the remuneration and expenses set by the Governor in Council.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Commissioner of Lobbying
Bélanger, Nancy
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-12-30
2024-12-29

Office of the Information Commissioner

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

President of the Treasury Board

Mandate

The Information Commissioner investigates complaints from individuals who believe they have been denied rights under the Access to Information Act — Canada's freedom of information legislation.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

Access to Information Act

The Governor in Council shall, by Commission under the Great Seal, appoint an Information Commissioner 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 Information Commissioner holds office during good behaviour for a term of seven years, but may be removed for cause by the GIC at any time on address of the House of Commons and Senate. The Commissioner is eligible for reappointment for terms not exceeding seven years. The Commissioner shall rank as and have all the powers of a deputy head of a department and shall engage exclusively in the duties of the office of Information Commissioner under this or any other Act of Parliament.

The GIC may appoint, on the recommendation of the Information Commissioner, one or more Assistant Information Commissioners to hold office during good behaviour for renewable terms not exceeding five years. An Assistant Information Commissioner shall engage exclusively in such duties or functions of the office of the Information Commissioner under this or any other Act of Parliament as are delegated by the Information Commissioner.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Information 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 that office, be paid the salary or other remuneration and expenses that may be fixed by the GIC.

The GIC may appoint as Privacy Commissioner under the Privacy Act, the Information Commissioner appointed under the Access to Information Act.

In the event that the Information Commissioner is appointed as Privacy Commissioner, the Privacy Commissioner shall be paid the salary of the Information Commissioner but not the salary of the Privacy Commissioner.

The Information Commissioner is an Agent of Parliament. The Minister of Justice has been designated as the "appropriate Minister" for the purposes of the Financial Administration Act.

Eligibility/Conflicts

Must be able to speak and understand clearly both official languages at the time of his or her appointment.

(Language Skills Act - http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/L-6.2/index.html)

Consultation

The Governor in Council shall, by commission under the Great Seal, appoint an Information Commissioner 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.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Information Commissioner
Legault, Suzanne
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
Salary equal to a judge of the Federal Court of Canada.
2009-06-30
2018-02-28

Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner

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

President of the Treasury Board

Appointment Provisions

Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act

The Governor in Council shall, by commission under the Great Seal, appoint a Public Sector Integrity Commissioner 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 behaviour 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 re-appointed for a further term of not more than seven years. The Commissioner has the rank, and all the powers, of a deputy head of a department.

The Commissioner shall not hold any other office or employment in the public sector or carry on any activity that is inconsistent with his or her powers and duties.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Commissioner, or if that office is vacant, the Governor in Council 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.

Eligibility/Conflicts

Must be able to speak and understand clearly both official languages at the time of his or her appointment.

(Language Skills Act - http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/L-6.2/index.html)

Consultation

The Governor in Council shall, by commission under the Great Seal, appoint a Public Sector Integrity Commissioner 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.

Remuneration

The Commissioner is to be paid the remuneration determined by the Governor in Council. The Commissioner is entitled to be paid reasonable travel and other expenses incurred in the course of his or her duties while absent from his or her ordinary place of work if he or she has been appointed to serve on a full-time basis or his or her ordinary place of residence if he or she has been appointed to serve on a part-time basis.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Public Sector Integrity Commissioner
Friday, Joe
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-03-27
2022-03-26

Public Sector Pension Investment 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.


Crown Corporation (Exempt from Part X of the FAA)

Minister Responsible

President of the Treasury Board

Mandate

The mandate of Public Sector Pension Investment Board is to manage employer and employee contributions made after April 1, 2000 to the federal Public Service, the Canadian Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police pension funds.

Head Office

Montreal, Quebec

Appointment Provisions

Public Sector Pension Investment Board Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/P-31.7/page-3.html#docCont

The Board shall be managed by a board of directors of 11 eleven directors, including the Chairperson.

Each director shall be appointed by the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, to hold office during good behaviour for the term, not exceeding four years, that will ensure, as far as possible, the expiry in any one year of the terms of office of not more than one half of the directors.

A director is eligible for reappointment for one or more additional terms of office. The Governor in Council may remove a director for cause.

If a person ceases to be a director during the term for which the person was appointed, the Minister shall consult the list established by the nominating committee and shall appoint a qualified person to hold office as a director for the remainder of the term.

The Governor in Council shall, on the recommendation of the Minister after the Minister has consulted with the board of directors, the Minister of National Defence and the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, designate one of the directors as Chairperson to hold office during good behaviour. The Governor in Council may remove the Chairperson for cause.

The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the board of directors and may exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions that are specified by the board of directors.

If the Chairperson is absent at any meeting of the board of directors, one of the directors present who is chosen to so act by the directors present shall preside and have all the powers, duties and functions of the Chairperson.

If the Chairperson is incapable of performing his or her duties or there is a vacancy in the office of Chairperson, the Minister may designate another director to exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions of the Chairperson.

The recommendation of the Minister shall be made from the list of qualified candidates proposed by the nominating committee. The Minister shall establish a nominating committee to establish a list of qualified candidates for proposed appointment as directors. The committee shall consist of eight members appointed as follows:
  • an independent chairperson appointed by the Minister after consulting with the Minister of National Defence and the Solicitor General of Canada;
  • two members appointed by the Minister, after the Minister has received recommendations from the advisory committee, referred to in section 41 of the Public Service Superannuation Act, one of whom must represent persons employed in the Public Service;
  • one member appointed by the Minister who is in receipt of a pension under any of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, the Public Service Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act;
  • two members appointed by the Minister of National Defence after that Minister has received recommendations from the advisory committee referred to in section 49.1 of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act; and
  • two members appointed by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness after that Minister has received recommendations from the advisory committee referred to in section 25.1 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act.
The members of the nominating committee hold office for five years and are eligible for reappointment for one or more additional terms. The Minister who appoints a member may remove that member at any time.

If no person is appointed to take office as a director on the expiry of the term of an incumbent director, the incumbent director continues in office until a successor is appointed.

Eligibility/Conflicts

The following persons are disqualified from being directors: a person who is less than 18 years of age; a person who is of unsound mind and has been so found by a court in Canada or elsewhere; a person who has the status of a bankrupt; a person who is not a natural person; a person who is an agent or employee of Her Majesty in right of Canada; a person who is a member of the Senate or House of Commons of Canada or a member of a provincial legislature; a person who: (i) is entitled to or has been granted a pension benefit under the Public Service Superannuation Act, the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, (ii) is entitled to or has been granted a superannuation or pension benefit of a prescribed kind that is payable out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund and is chargeable to a Superannuation Account or another account in the accounts of Canada or is payable out of a fund, or (iii) is subject to a superannuation or pension fund or plan under which he or she may become entitled to a benefit referred to in subparagraph (i) or (ii); a person who is an agent or employee of the government of a foreign country or any political subdivision of a foreign country; and a person who is not a resident of Canada.

Consultation

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board Act specifies that the Governor in Council shall, on the recommendation of the Minister after the Minister has consulted with the board of directors, the Minister of National Defence and the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, designate one of the directors as Chairperson.

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 and Director

  • Fixed by By-Law

Director

  • Fixed by By-Law

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson and Director
Mueller, Michael
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2006-12-18
2018-01-29
Directors
Barker, Cheryl
Canmore, Alberta
During Good Behaviour
2006-12-18
2018-01-29
Bean, Diane
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2010-06-18
2018-10-29
Bouchard, Micheline
Montréal, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2011-09-29
2019-09-28
Courville, Léon
Lac-Brome, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2007-03-05
2019-09-28
Garven, Garnet
Regina, Saskatchewan
During Good Behaviour
2011-09-29
2019-09-28
Glynn, Martin
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2014-01-30
2018-01-29
Haight, Lynn
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2010-01-14
2018-01-29
Hodgson, Timothy
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2013-12-17
2017-12-16
Hubbs, Miranda
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2017-08-15
2021-08-14
MacKinnon, William A.
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2010-01-14
2018-03-05

Public Service Pension Advisory 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

President of the Treasury Board

Mandate

The mandate of the committee is to: review matters respecting the administration, design and funding of the benefits provided under this Act; make recommendations to the Minister about those matters; and review any other pension-related matters that the Minister may refer to it.

Appointment Provisions

Public Service Superannuation Act

The committee shall consist of:

  • one member appointed from among contributors in receipt of an annuity or an annual allowance under the Public Service Superannuation Act who are nominated for appointment by an association that, in the opinion of the Minister, represents such contributors;
  • six members appointed from among persons who are nominated for appointment by that portion of the National Joint Council of the Public Service of Canada that represents employees; and
  • six other members nominated by the Minister.

All members are appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office for a term not exceeding three years and are eligible for reappointment for one or more additional terms.

The advisory committee shall recommend to the Minister candidates for appointment to the nominating committee established under section 10 of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board Act.

Remuneration

Member

  • Remuneration Nil by Precedent

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Members (Federal Nominees)
Doiron, Michel
Shediac Bridge, New Brunswick
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-06-05
2018-06-04
Hamilton, Bob
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-06-05
2018-06-04
Laroche, Yazmine
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-06-05
2018-06-04
3 Vacant Positions
Member (Pensioner Association Nominee)
Coakeley, Simon
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-05-04
2020-05-03
Members (National Joint Council Nominees)
Benson, Robyn
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-12-14
2020-12-13
Cochrane, Ron
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-06-21
2018-06-20
Hindle, Steven J.
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-12-14
2020-12-13
Noël, Jean-Marc
Kingston, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-05-04
2020-05-03
2 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 5