Organization Profile - Office of the Intelligence Commissioner

Office of the Intelligence Commissioner

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Minister Responsible

Prime Minister

Appointment Provisions

Intelligence Commissioner Act

4 (1) The Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, is to appoint a retired judge of a superior court as the Intelligence Commissioner, to hold office during good behaviour for a term of not more than five years.

4 (2) A person appointed to be Commissioner is eligible to be reappointed for one additional term of not more than five years.

4 (3) The Commissioner is to perform his or her duties and functions on a part-time basis.

4 (7) In the event of the Commissioner’s absence or incapacity, or if that office is vacant, the Governor in Council is to appoint a retired judge of a superior court to act as Commissioner and, while acting as Commissioner, that person has all the Commissioner’s powers, duties and functions under this or any other Act of Parliament.

5 The Commissioner has the rank and all the powers of a deputy head of a department and has control and management of his or her office and all matters connected with it.

Eligibility/Conflicts

N/A

Consultation

N/A

Quorum

N/A

Auditor

N/A

Remuneration

4 (4) The Commissioner is to be paid the remuneration that may be fixed by the Governor in Council.

4 (5) The Commissioner is entitled to be paid, in accordance with Treasury Board directives, reasonable travel and living expenses incurred in the exercise of his or her powers and the performance of his or her duties and functions under this or any other Act of Parliament, while absent from his or her ordinary place of residence.

Remuneration

Intelligence Commissioner

  • Fixed by GiC: Incumbent;
    per diem ($1,045 - $1,230)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Intelligence Commissioner 
Plouffe, Jean-Pierre
Gatineau, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2019-07-12
2022-04-17