Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Canada-Norway Sealing 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.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Appointment Provisions

The Canada-Norway Sealing Commission shall consist of up to three Canadian Commissioners appointed by the Governor in Council.

Appointments

There are no current appointments to this organization.

Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation

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 Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Appointment Provisions

Freshwater Fish Marketing Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/F-13/page-1.html#h-3

The Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation consists of a Board of Directors composed of a Chairperson, a President, one director for each participating province/territory (three) and four other directors.

The Chairperson and the President shall each be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office during pleasure for such term as the Governor in Council considers appropriate.

Each director of the Corporation, other than the Chairperson and the President, shall be appointed by the Minister, with the approval of the Governor in Council, to hold office during pleasure for such term, not exceeding four years, as 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 directors. The directors cease to hold office on attaining the age of seventy years. Directors are eligible for reappointment.

A director for a participating province/territory shall be appointed on the recommendation of the Lieutenant Governor of that province/territory. Participating provinces/territory: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Northwest Territories.

The majority of directors are not to be officers or employees of the Corporation or any of its affiliates.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the President, or if the office of President is vacant, the Board shall authorize an officer or director of the Corporation to act as President for the time being, but no person so authorized by the Board has authority to act as President for a period exceeding sixty days without the approval of the Governor in Council.

If any director of the Corporation, other than the Chairperson or the President, is absent or unable to act, the Governor in Council may appoint a temporary substitute director on such conditions as the Governor in Council prescribes.

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.

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 directors (s.3 of By-Law No. 1)

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 ($200 - $300)
  • Position; annual ($3,600 - $5,000)
  • Travel and living expenses (fixed by by-law subject to T.B. approval).

Director

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $300)
  • Not Specified ($3,200 - $3,800)
  • Travel and living expenses (fixed by by-law subject to T.B. approval).

Provincial/territorial Director

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $300)
  • Not Specified ($3,200 - $3,800)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Interim President
Lazar, Stanley
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Pleasure
2017-04-12
Chairperson
Bevan, David
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2016-02-26
2018-02-25
Directors
Single, Keith
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Pleasure
2017-06-21
Williamson, Dwight
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Pleasure
2016-02-26
2017-08-25
Wood, John
Sarnia, Ontario
During Pleasure
2016-02-26
2017-08-25
1 Vacant Position
Provincial/Territorial Directors
Buckley, Bert
Hay River, Northwest Territories
During Pleasure
1999-10-19
2017-03-05
Crate, Vince
Koostatak, Manitoba
During Pleasure
2014-03-06
2017-03-05
1 Vacant Position
Total vacancies: 2

Great Lakes Fishery 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.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Appointment Provisions

The Commission is composed of two national sections - Canada and the United States - each consisting of no more than four members. (Art. II(1) of the Convention). Canadian members are appointed by the Governor in Council.

Remuneration

Member

  • Fixed by Organization
  • Plus travel and living expenses. Public servants - travel and living expenses only.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Members
McKane, James A.
South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2013-12-17
Swerdfager, Trevor M.
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-04-30
2 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 2

International Commission on the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

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 Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Appointment Provisions

Each of the Contracting Parties shall be represented on the Commission by not more than three commissioners.

The Federal government commissioners are appointed by the GiC.

Remuneration

Commissioner

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Commissioners
3 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 3

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

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 Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Appointment Provisions

Each Contracting Party may appoint up to two delegates to the Council. Canadian delegates are appointed by the GiC.

Remuneration

Delegate

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)
  • Travel and living expenses.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Delegates
McPherson, Arran A.
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-05-28
Vézina, Alain F.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2014-04-10

International Pacific Halibut 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.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Appointment Provisions

The Commission consists of three Canadian Commissioners and three American Commissioners. The Canadian Commissioners are appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office for a two year term.

Quorum

All decisions of the Commission shall be made by a concurring vote of at least two of the Commissioners of each Contracting Party.

Remuneration

Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)
  • Plus travel and living expenses. Public servants - Nil

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Members
Ryall, Paul
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-11-02
2019-11-01
Vander Heide, Jacob
Chemainus, British Columbia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-05-04
2018-05-03
1 Vacant Position
Total vacancies: 1

North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization

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 Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Appointment Provisions

Each nation which is party to the Convention establishing the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization may appoint not more than three representatives to the Council and not more than three representatives to the regional Commissions of which it is a member. Canada is a member of the North American Commission and the West Greenland Commission.

Remuneration

Commissioner

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
NASCO Council
Canadian Representative
Lapointe, Sylvie
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-09-09
2020-09-08
McLean, Carl
North West River, Newfoundland and Labrador
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-10-18
2019-10-17
1 Vacant Position
North American Commission
Commissioners
Lapointe, Sylvie
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-09-09
2020-09-08
McLean, Carl
North West River, Newfoundland and Labrador
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-10-18
2019-10-17
1 Vacant Position
West Greenland Commission
Commissioners
Lapointe, Sylvie
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-09-09
2020-09-08
McLean, Carl
North West River, Newfoundland and Labrador
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-10-18
2019-10-17
1 Vacant Position
Total vacancies: 3

North Pacific Anadromous Fish 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.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Appointment Provisions

The Commission is composed of four national sections - Canada, Japan, Russia and the United States - each consisting of not more than three representatives who may be accompanied at the meetings of the Commission by experts and advisers.

The headquarters of the Commission shall be located in Vancouver, B.C. or at such other location as may be decided by the Commission.

Canadian representatives are appointed by the GiC.

Remuneration

Canadian Representative

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Canadian Representative
Lowe, Carmel P.
Parksville, British Columbia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-05-28
2 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 2

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries 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.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Appointment Provisions

The GiC may appoint not more than three commissioners who may be accompanied at any meetings by alternates, experts and advisers.

Remuneration

Commissioner

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Canadian Representative
Stringer, Kevin
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2014-11-27
2 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 2