Canadian Human Rights Act
Marginal note:Establishment of Tribunal
48.1 (1) There is hereby established a tribunal to be known as the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal consisting, subject to subsection (6), of a maximum of fifteen members, including a Chairperson and a Vice-chairperson, as may be appointed by the Governor in Council.
Marginal note:Qualifications for appointment of members
(2) Persons appointed as members of the Tribunal must have experience, expertise and interest in, and sensitivity to, human rights.
Marginal note:Legal qualifications
(3) The Chairperson and Vice-chairperson must be members in good standing of the bar of a province or the Chambre des notaires du Québec for at least ten years and at least two of the other members of the Tribunal must be members in good standing of the bar of a province or the Chambre des notaires du Québec.
Marginal note:Regional representation
(4) Appointments are to be made having regard to the need for regional representation in the membership of the Tribunal.
Marginal note:Appointment of temporary members — incapacity
(5) If a member is absent or incapacitated, the Governor in Council may, despite subsection (1), appoint a temporary substitute member to act during the absence or incapacity.
Marginal note:Appointment of temporary members — workload
(6) The Governor in Council may appoint temporary members to the Tribunal for a term of not more than three years whenever, in the opinion of the Governor in Council, the workload of the Tribunal so requires.
- R.S., 1985, c. 31 (1st Supp.), s. 65
- 1998, c. 9, s. 27
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