Organization Profile - National Security and Intelligence Review Agency

National Security and Intelligence Review Agency

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Minister Responsible

Prime Minister

Appointment Provisions

National Security and Intelligence Review Agency Act

3 The National Security and Intelligence Review Agency is established, consisting of a Chair and no fewer than three and no more than six other members.

4 (1) The Governor in Council is to appoint, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, the members of the Review Agency.

4 (3) Each member of the Review Agency must be appointed to hold office during good behaviour for a term not exceeding five years.

4 (4) Each member of the Review Agency, on the expiry of their first term of office, is eligible to be reappointed for one further term.

4 (5) The Governor in Council is to designate, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, the Chair of the Review Agency from among the members of the Agency.

4 (6) The Governor in Council may designate, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, the Vice-chair of the Review Agency from among the members of the Agency.

4 (7) The Chair and Vice-chair may be designated to hold office on a full-time or part-time basis. Every member of the Review Agency who is not designated as the Chair or Vice-chair holds office on a part-time basis.

5 (1) If the Chair is absent or incapacitated or if the office of Chair is vacant, the Vice-chair of the Review Agency is to act as the Chair; but if the Vice-chair is absent or incapacitated, or if that office is vacant, the Chair may designate another member of the Agency to act as the Chair or, if no such designation is made, the Agency must designate a member of the Agency to act as the Chair.

5 (2) No member designated under subsection (1) may act as the Chair for more that 90 days without the approval of the Governor in Council.

Eligibility/Conflicts

N/A

Consultation

4 (2) A member may be appointed to the Review Agency only after consultation by the Prime Minister with:

  1. the persons referred to in paragraphs 62(a) and (b) of the Parliament of Canada Act;
  2. the leader of every caucus and of every recognized group in the Senate;
  3. the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons; and
  4. the leader in the House of Commons of each party having at least twelve members in that House.

Quorum

N/A

Auditor

N/A

Remuneration

6 (1) Each member of the Review Agency who holds office on a part-time basis is entitled to be paid, for each day that the member exercises powers and performs duties and functions under this Act, the remuneration that is fixed by the Governor in Council and, in accordance with Treasury Board directives, reasonable travel and living expenses incurred in the exercise of their powers and the performance of their duties and functions while absent from their ordinary place of residence.

6 (2) The Chair and Vice-chair, if they are designated to hold office on a full-time basis, are entitled to be paid the remuneration that is fixed by the Governor in Council and, in accordance with Treasury Board directives, reasonable travel and living expenses incurred in the exercise of their powers and the performance of their duties and functions while absent from their ordinary place of work.

Remuneration

Chairperson and Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($1,215 - $1,425)

Member

  • Approved by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($920 - $1,080)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Chairperson and Member (GCQ-8)
Deschamps, Marie
Montréal, Quebec
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-08-11
2026-08-10
Member (GCQ-6)
Forcese, Craig Stephen
Ottawa, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2019-07-24
2024-07-23
Holloway, Ian Carl
Calgary, Alberta
During Good Behaviour
2020-04-01
2023-03-31
Mirza, Faisal
Mississauga, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2020-10-08
2025-10-07
Morin, Marie-Lucie
Ottawa, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2020-10-08
2023-10-07
2 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies:2