Statistics Act

Version of section 4 from 2002-12-31 to 2017-12-11:


Marginal note:Chief Statistician

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may appoint an officer called the Chief Statistician of Canada to be the deputy of the Minister for the purposes of this Act and to hold office during pleasure.

  • Marginal note:Duties

    (2) The Chief Statistician shall, under the direction of the Minister,

    • (a) advise on matters pertaining to statistical programs of the departments and agencies of the Government of Canada, and confer with those departments and agencies to that end; and

    • (b) supervise generally the administration of this Act and control the operations and staff of Statistics Canada.

  • Marginal note:Report to Minister

    (3) In each fiscal year the Chief Statistician shall make a report to the Minister with regard to the activities of Statistics Canada in the preceding fiscal year, and the report made hereunder shall be included in the Minister’s annual report to Parliament as a separate part thereof.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 15, s. 4
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