Canada Elections Act

Version of section 509 from 2014-12-19 to 2018-12-12:


Marginal note:Commissioner of Canada Elections

  •  (1) The Commissioner of Canada Elections shall be appointed by the Director of Public Prosecutions to hold office during good behaviour for a term of seven years and may be removed by the Director of Public Prosecutions for cause.

  • Marginal note:No consultation

    (2) The Director of Public Prosecutions shall not consult the Chief Electoral Officer with respect to the appointment of the Commissioner.

  • Marginal note:Ineligibility

    (3) A person is not eligible to be appointed as Commissioner if the person is or has been

    • (a) a candidate;

    • (b) an employee of a registered party or a person whose services have been engaged by the registered party to support its electoral or political financing activities;

    • (c) a member of the staff referred to in any of paragraphs 4(2)(a) to (f) of the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act or a person referred to in paragraph 4(2)(g) of that Act;

    • (d) the Chief Electoral Officer, a member of his or her staff or a person whose services have been engaged under subsection 20(1); or

    • (e) an election officer referred to in any of paragraphs 22(1)(a) to (b).

  • Marginal note:No re-appointment

    (4) A person who has served as Commissioner is not eligible for re-appointment to that office.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 509;
  • 2014, c. 12, ss. 108, 154.
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