Organization Profile - Library and Archives of Canada

Library and Archives of Canada

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Minister Responsible

Minister of Canadian Heritage

Appointment Provisions

An Act to establish the Library and Archives of Canada, to amend the Copyright Act and to amend certain Acts in consequence

The Governor in Council shall appoint an officer, to be called the Librarian and Archivist of Canada, to hold office during pleasure and to have the rank and powers of a deputy head of a department.

If the Librarian and Archivist is absent or incapacitated or if the office of Librarian and Archivist is vacant, the Minister may appoint a person to act as Librarian and Archivist, but the term of such an appointment shall not exceed six months except with the approval of the Governor in Council.


Librarian and Archivist of Canada (GC -8)
Weir, Leslie
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure