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Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act

Version of section 3 from 2018-06-21 to 2019-12-03:


Marginal note:Tribunal established

  •  (1) There is established a tribunal, to be known as the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, consisting of up to seven permanent members, including a Chairperson and a Vice-chairperson, to be appointed by the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Temporary members

    (2) In addition to the members who may be appointed under subsection (1), the Governor in Council may, whenever in the opinion of the Governor in Council the workload of the Tribunal so requires, appoint temporary members of the Tribunal on such terms and conditions as the Governor in Council may specify, but the number of temporary members holding office shall not at any time exceed five.

  • Marginal note:Term

    (3) Each permanent member shall be appointed to hold office for a term not exceeding five years and each temporary member shall be appointed to hold office for a term not exceeding three years.

  • Marginal note:Tenure

    (4) Each permanent member and temporary member holds office during good behaviour and may be removed by the Governor in Council at any time for cause.

  • Marginal note:Re-appointment of permanent members

    (5) A permanent member or former permanent member is eligible to be re-appointed as a permanent member for one further term in the same capacity as in the previous term or in another capacity, but may hold office as a permanent member for no more than ten years.

  • Marginal note:Clarification

    (5.1) For greater certainty, a change during a permanent member’s term of office in the capacity to which the member is appointed — whether as Chairperson, Vice-chairperson or one of the other permanent members — is not a re-appointment to a further term of office for the purposes of subsection (5).

  • Marginal note:Re-appointment of temporary members

    (6) A temporary member is eligible to be re-appointed on the expiration of a first or subsequent term of office.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 47 (4th Supp.), s. 3
  • 1999, c. 12, s. 54(E)
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 1695
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 487
  • 2018, c. 12, s. 245
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