5. On the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, the Government appoints a Deputy Director from among criminal and penal prosecuting attorneys with at least ten years’ practice as advocates. The Government also determines the length of the Deputy Director’s term, which may not be shorter than five years nor longer than seven.
The person recommended must be chosen from a list of persons declared qualified to hold the office by a selection committee formed for that purpose and made up of the Deputy Minister of Justice, a person recommended by the Bâtonnier of the Province of Québec and the Director, following the issue of a notice inviting criminal and penal prosecuting attorneys to apply.
The Deputy Director may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Director. At the expiry of the term, the Deputy Director remains in office until replaced.