On March 2, 2021, the Legislative Assembly appointed the Special Committee to select and unanimously recommend the appointment of an Ombudsperson, pursuant to section 2 of the Ombudsperson Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 340.
Terms of Reference
On March 2, 2021, the Legislative Assembly agreed that a Special Committee to Appoint an Ombudsperson be appointed to select and unanimously recommend to the Legislative Assembly the appointment of an individual as Ombudsperson, pursuant to section 2 of the Ombudsperson Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 340).
That the Special Committee have all the powers of a Select Standing Committee and in addition be empowered to:
- appoint of its number, one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the Special Committee and to delegate to the subcommittees all or any of its powers except the power to report directly to the House;
- sit during a period in which the House is adjourned, during the recess after prorogation until the next following Session and during any sitting of the House;
- adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and
- retain such personnel as required to assist the Special Committee.
That the Special Committee report to the House as soon as possible, or following any adjournment, or at the next following Session, as the case may be; and deposit the original of its reports with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly during a period of adjournment, and upon resumption of the sittings of the House, the Chair shall present all reports to the Legislative Assembly.
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