The MGERC 's General Counsel, Caroline Maynard, has been appointed acting Chair of the MGER in January 2017.The two Vice-chair positions at the MGER are currently vacant.
Other similar critical shortages are being experienced across the federal government. There are currently a number of vacancies of federally appointed judges (57). Moreover, there is as well a significant number national level GIC appointments that are vacant. For example, the Immigration and Refugee Board (is short 32 members) and in the military/defence field the Military Judges Compensation Committee (is short 3 members); the Military Police Complaints Commission (2); the National Battlefields Commission (1); the Veterans Review and Appeal Board (12). There is also one vacant military judge position.
In several other cases, positions are being filled on a temporary basis because the government was not able to fill them before the incumbent's term was set to expire. Among them are half of the officers of Parliament — the conflict of interest and ethics commissioner, the commissioner of lobbying and the official languages commissioner, while the chief electoral officer's position is listed as vacant.
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