289.8. After consultation with the director of the Bureau, the assistant director is chosen from among a list of at least three persons declared fit to hold that office by a selection committee formed by the Minister for that purpose.
The committee is composed of the director of the Bureau, an advocate recommended by the Barreau du Québec, a former director of a police force who is not a peace officer, recommended by the board of directors of the Association des directeurs de police du Québec, the secretary of the Conseil du trésor or the secretary’s representative and the executive director of the École nationale de police du Québec. If the executive director of the École nationale de police is unable to participate in the committee, he or she shall designate and be represented by a member of the school’s executive committee, subject to the Minister’s approval.
The third, fourth and fifth paragraphs of section 289.7, with the necessary modifications, apply in the case of the assistant director.