D-9.1.1 - Act respecting the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions

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2. On a motion of the Prime Minister and with the approval of two-thirds of its Members, the National Assembly appoints a Director.
The person proposed by the Prime Minister must be the one recommended by the Minister of Justice, be an advocate with at least 10 years’ practice and be chosen from a list of persons who have been declared qualified to hold the office by the selection committee formed for that purpose.
Before being proposed by the Prime Minister, the person must meet with Members at a single in camera meeting. To that end, the Prime Minister designates a Member from his or her party and requests the leader of each other authorized party represented in the National Assembly to do likewise.
Within 15 days after the request, the Members must submit a joint report to the Prime Minister containing each Member’s recommendation regarding the candidacy of the person they met with. The report is confidential.
2005, c. 34, s. 2; 2019, c. 62019, c. 6, s. 12.
2. On the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, the Government appoints the Director from among advocates with at least ten years’ practice. The person recommended must be chosen from a list of persons declared qualified to hold the office by the selection committee formed for that purpose.
2005, c. 34, s. 2.