An Act respecting the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Version of section 6 from 2014-10-01 to 2019-03-31:


Marginal note:Deputy Director

  •  (1) The Governor in Council shall, on the recommendation of the Attorney General, appoint one or more members of at least 10 years’ standing at the bar of any province to be Deputy Directors of Public Prosecutions.

  • Marginal note:Selection committee

    (2) The Attorney General may only make the recommendation after consultation with a selection committee consisting of the Director, a person representing the Federation of Law Societies of Canada and the Deputy Minister of Justice.

  • Marginal note:Powers, duties and functions — lawful deputy

    (3) Under the supervision of the Director, a Deputy Director may exercise any of the powers and perform any of the duties or functions referred to in subsection 3(3) and, for that purpose, is a lawful deputy of the Attorney General.

  • Marginal note:Other powers, duties and functions

    (4) Under the supervision of the Director, a Deputy Director may also act for or on behalf of the Director in the exercise of any of the other powers or the performance of any of the other duties or functions that the Director is authorized to exercise or perform under this or any other Act of Parliament, except for the powers under subsection 509(1) of the Canada Elections Act.

  • 2006, c. 9, s. 121 “6”
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 151
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