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Auditor General Act

Version of section 3 from 2022-07-26 to 2024-05-28:

Marginal note:Appointment

  •  (1) The Governor in Council shall, by commission under the Great Seal, appoint an Auditor General of Canada after consultation with the Leader of the Government in the Senate or Government Representative in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, the Leader or Facilitator of every other recognized party or parliamentary group in the Senate and the leader of every recognized party in the House of Commons and approval of the appointment by resolution of the Senate and House of Commons.

  • Marginal note:Tenure

    (1.1) The Auditor General holds office during good behaviour for a term of 10 years but may be removed for cause by the Governor in Council on address of the Senate and House of Commons.

  • (2) [Repealed, 2011, c. 15, s. 17]

  • Marginal note:Re-appointment

    (3) Once having served as the Auditor General, a person is not eligible for re-appointment to that office.

  • Marginal note:Interim appointment

    (4) In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Auditor General or if that office is vacant, the Governor in Council may appoint any qualified auditor to hold that office in the interim for a term not exceeding six months, and that person shall, while holding office, be paid the salary or other remuneration and expenses that may be fixed by the Governor in Council.

  • R.S., 1985, c. A-17, s. 3
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 110
  • 2011, c. 15, s. 17
  • 2022, c. 10, s. 246

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