Auditor General Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. A-17)

Act current to 2014-11-25 and last amended on 2011-06-26. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Control
  •  (1) For the purpose of paragraph (d) of the definition “recipient” in subsection 42(4) of the Financial Administration Act, a municipality or government controls a corporation with share capital if

    • (a) shares of the corporation to which are attached more than fifty per cent of the votes that may be cast to elect directors of the corporation are held, otherwise than by way of security only, by, on behalf of or in trust for that municipality or government; and

    • (b) the votes attached to those shares are sufficient, if exercised, to elect a majority of the directors of the corporation.

  • Marginal note:Control

    (2) For the purpose of paragraph (d) of the definition “recipient” in subsection 42(4) of the Financial Administration Act, a corporation without share capital is controlled by a municipality or government if it is able to appoint the majority of the directors of the corporation, whether or not it does so.

  • 2005, c. 30, s. 33;
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 302.

AUDITOR GENERAL OF CANADA

Marginal note:Appointment
  •  (1) The Governor in Council shall, by commission under the Great Seal, appoint an Auditor General of 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.

  • Marginal note:Tenure

    (1.1) The Auditor General holds office during good behaviour for a term of 10 years but may be removed for cause by the Governor in Council on address of the Senate and House of Commons.

  • (2) [Repealed, 2011, c. 15, s. 17]

  • Marginal note:Re-appointment

    (3) Once having served as the Auditor General, a person is not eligible for re-appointment to that office.

  • Marginal note:Interim appointment

    (4) In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Auditor General or if that office is vacant, the Governor in Council may appoint any qualified auditor 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.

  • R.S., 1985, c. A-17, s. 3;
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 110;
  • 2011, c. 15, s. 17.
Marginal note:Salary
  •  (1) The Auditor General shall be paid a salary equal to the salary of a puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Pension benefits

    (2) The provisions of the Public Service Superannuation Act, other than those relating to tenure of office, apply to the Auditor General except that a person appointed as Auditor General from outside the public service may, by notice in writing given to the President of the Treasury Board not more than sixty days after the date of his appointment as Auditor General, elect to participate in the pension plan provided for in the Diplomatic Service (Special) Superannuation Act in which case the provisions of that Act, other than those relating to tenure of office, apply to him and the provisions of the Public Service Superannuation Act do not apply to him.

  • R.S., 1985, c. A-17, s. 4;
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 225(E).