6. If there be several deputies, each shall continue to perform the duties assigned to him under the direction of the one designated as the first deputy in the instrument appointing him or, in the cases provided for in section 1 of the Public Officers Act (chapter E-6), under the direction of the joint officers continued in office.
If there be no first deputy, the Minister of Justice shall designate which deputy is to act as such.
R. S. 1964, c. 31, s. 23; 1965 (1st sess.), c. 16, s. 21.