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Privacy Act

Version of section 53 from 2002-12-31 to 2006-12-11:

Marginal note:Privacy Commissioner

  •  (1) The Governor in Council shall, by commission under the Great Seal, appoint a Privacy Commissioner after approval of the appointment by resolution of the Senate and House of Commons.

  • Marginal note:Tenure of office and removal

    (2) Subject to this section, the Privacy Commissioner holds office during good behaviour for a term of seven years, but may be removed by the Governor in Council at any time on address of the Senate and House of Commons.

  • Marginal note:Further terms

    (3) The Privacy Commissioner, on the expiration of a first or any subsequent term of office, is eligible to be re-appointed for a further term not exceeding seven years.

  • Marginal note:Absence or incapacity

    (4) In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Privacy Commissioner, or if the office of Privacy Commissioner is vacant, the Governor in Council may appoint another qualified person to hold office instead of the Commissioner for a term not exceeding six months, and that person shall, while holding that office, have all of the powers, duties and functions of the Privacy Commissioner under this Act or any other Act of Parliament and be paid such salary or other remuneration and expenses as may be fixed by the Governor in Council.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 111, Sch. II “53”

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