5. Every member of the Commission appointed under section 3 shall hold office during the period fixed by the Government which may in no case exceed five years from the date of his appointment. He may be removed at any time for cause by the Government.
Notwithstanding the expiration of his term, every member remains in office until he is reappointed, provisionally or permanently, or until he is replaced.
Despite the first sentence of the first paragraph, the vice-president assigned to matters relating to audits of municipalities and municipal bodies is appointed for a period of seven years. A person may not be so appointed more than once. At the end of the seven-year period, such a vice-president remains in office and continues the assignment until he is reappointed as a member of the Commission or replaced.
If the vice-president assigned to matters relating to audits is absent or unable to act, the Government shall designate a member of the Commission to act in that capacity on an interim basis.
R. S. 1964, c. 170, s. 5; 1968, c. 49, s. 2; 1977, c. 50, s. 1; 1983, c. 24, s. 82; 1983, c. 57, s. 62; 2018, c. 8, s. 1081.