Marginal note:Deputy chairman
9. (1) A commission may appoint one of its members as deputy chairman, who shall, in the event of the absence or incapacity of the chairman or if the office of chairman is vacant, act as chairman.
Marginal note:Quorum and deciding vote
(2) At all meetings of a commission, two members of the commission constitute a quorum and, where at any meeting of a commission there is an equality of votes, the chairman or person acting as chairman has a deciding vote.
Marginal note:Vacancy in membership
(3) A vacancy in the membership of a commission or in the office of chairman does not impair the right of the remaining members to act, but where any such vacancy occurs it shall be filled within thirty days by appointment in the manner provided in sections 5 and 6, and the person making the appointment shall thereupon give notice of the appointment to the Minister who shall forthwith cause the appointment to be published in the Canada Gazette.
- R.S., c. E-2, s. 7;
- 1978-79, c. 13, s. 21.
Marginal note:Eligibility of members
10. No person is eligible to be a member of a commission while that person is a member of the Senate or House of Commons or is a member of a legislative assembly or legislative council of a province.
- R.S., c. E-2, s. 8.
(2) Each of the members of a commission is entitled to be paid reasonable travel and living expenses incurred by the member while absent from his ordinary place of residence in the course of his duties as a member of the commission.
- R.S., c. E-2, s. 9;
- 1978-79, c. 13, s. 22.
Marginal note:Not agent of Her Majesty
12. A commission is not an agent of Her Majesty and the members of a commission as such are not part of the federal public administration.
- R.S., 1985, c. E-3, s. 12;
- 2003, c. 22, s. 224(E).
COMMENCEMENT AND PREPARATION OF REPORT
Marginal note:Population estimates
12.1 The Chief Statistician shall prepare the estimates of the population of Canada and of each province required by subsection 51(1.1) of the Constitution Act, 1867 and send them, without delay, to the Minister and to the Chief Electoral Officer along with the estimates of the population of each province that were prepared for the purpose of the readjustment following the completion of the preceding decennial census.
- 2011, c. 26, s. 4.
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