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Canadian Human Rights Act

Version of section 26 from 2019-07-11 to 2021-08-30:

Marginal note:Commission established

  •  (1) A commission is established to be known as the Canadian Human Rights Commission, in this Act referred to as the “Commission”, consisting of a Chief Commissioner, a Deputy Chief Commissioner, a member referred to as the “Accessibility Commissioner” and not less than three or more than six other members, to be appointed by the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Members

    (2) The Chief Commissioner, the Deputy Chief Commissioner and the Accessibility Commissioner are full-time members of the Commission and the other members may be appointed as full-time or part-time members of the Commission.

  • Marginal note:Term of appointment

    (3) Each full-time member of the Commission may be appointed for a term not exceeding seven years and each part-time member may be appointed for a term not exceeding three years.

  • Marginal note:Tenure

    (4) Each member of the Commission holds office during good behaviour but may be removed by the Governor in Council on address of the Senate and House of Commons.

  • Marginal note:Re-appointment

    (5) A member of the Commission is eligible to be re-appointed in the same or another capacity.

  • R.S., 1985, c. H-6, s. 26
  • 2019, c. 10, s. 148

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