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National Defence Act

Version of section 249.18 from 2014-06-01 to 2023-03-20:

Marginal note:Appointment

  •  (1) The Minister may appoint an officer who is a barrister or advocate with at least ten years standing at the bar of a province to be the Director of Defence Counsel Services.

  • Marginal note:Tenure of office

    (2) The Director of Defence Counsel Services holds office during good behaviour for a term of not more than four years. The Minister may remove the Director of Defence Counsel Services from office for cause on the recommendation of an inquiry committee established under regulations made by the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Powers of inquiry committee

    (2.1) An inquiry committee has the same powers, rights and privileges — other than the power to punish for contempt — as are vested in a superior court of criminal jurisdiction with respect to

    • (a) the attendance, swearing and examination of witnesses;

    • (b) the production and inspection of documents;

    • (c) the enforcement of its orders; and

    • (d) all other matters necessary or proper for the due exercise of its jurisdiction.

  • Marginal note:Re-appointment

    (3) The Director of Defence Counsel Services is eligible to be re-appointed on the expiration of a first or subsequent term of office.

  • 1998, c. 35, s. 82
  • 2013, c. 24, s. 71
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