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Museums Act

Version of section 23 from 2008-08-10 to 2010-11-24:


Marginal note:Director

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (1.1), there shall be a Director of each museum who shall be appointed, with the approval of the Governor in Council, by the museum’s Board to hold office during pleasure for a term of not more than five years.

  • Marginal note:Director of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    (1.1) The Governor in Council shall, by order, on the recommendation of the Minister, appoint the first Director of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to hold office during pleasure for a term of not more than five years.

  • Marginal note:Reappointment

    (2) The Director of each museum is eligible to be reappointed, with the approval of the Governor in Council, by the museum’s Board.

  • Marginal note:Chief executive officer

    (3) The Director is the chief executive officer of the museum and, under the direction of the Board, has control and supervision of the work and staff of the museum.

  • Marginal note:Responsible to Board

    (4) The Director is responsible to the Board for the exercise of the powers and the performance of the duties and functions of that office and, subject to the by-laws of the museum made pursuant to paragraph 22(f), may attend meetings of the Board or of any committee established by or pursuant to the by-laws.

  • Marginal note:Remuneration

    (5) Subject to subsection (5.1), the Director shall be paid by the museum any remuneration that the Board, with the approval of the Governor in Council, may determine.

  • Marginal note:Remuneration — first Director of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    (5.1) The first Director of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights shall be paid by that museum for the duration of his or her first term of office any remuneration that the Governor in Council may, by order, on the recommendation of the Minister, determine.

  • Marginal note:Acting Director

    (6) If the Director is absent or unable to act or if the office of the Director is vacant, the Board may designate another officer of the museum to act as Director for the time being, but no person so designated shall act in that office for a period exceeding ninety days without the approval of the Governor in Council.

  • 1990, c. 3, s. 23
  • 2008, c. 9, s. 3
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