8. The incumbent minister of a department, after consultation with the chief information officer, designates an information officer within the department for the department and all the other public bodies under the minister’s responsibility.
However, the Conseil du trésor may, on the recommendation of the minister responsible for a body referred to in the first paragraph, authorize the body to designate its own information officer. In such a case, the designation is made by the chief executive officer of the body after consultation with the chief information officer. As of that designation, no information officer designated in accordance with the first paragraph performs functions for that public body.
For the purposes of this Act, the chief executive officer of the public body is the person having the highest administrative authority, such as the deputy minister, the president, the director general or any other person responsible for the day-to-day management of the body. However, in the case of a public body referred to in subparagraph 4 or 4.1 of the first paragraph of section 2, the chief executive officer of the body is the board of governors or, in the case of a school board, the council of commissioners.
2011, c. 19, s. 8; 2017, c. 28, s. 61.