56.2. In the year preceding the expiry of the Director General’s term or as soon as the office becomes vacant, the Minister shall publish a notice inviting interested persons to apply for the office of Director General or to propose the name of a person they consider fit to hold that office, in accordance with the procedure the Minister determines.
The Minister shall also form a selection committee. The committee shall be made up of the Deputy Minister of Public Security, a former director of police recommended by the Association des directeurs de police du Québec, a person recommended by bodies representing the municipal sector, a person chosen by the Minister from among persons who work in a community sector organization and the executive director of the École nationale de police du Québec.
The selection committee shall promptly evaluate the candidates on the basis of their knowledge, particularly of the law enforcement community and the applicable law, their experience and their qualifications, according to the criteria determined by government regulation. Without delay, the committee shall present to the Minister a report in which it lists the candidates it has met whom it considers fit to hold the office of Director General. All information and documents regarding the candidates and the proceedings of the committee are confidential.
If, once the evaluation is concluded, fewer than two candidates are considered fit to hold the office of Director General, the Minister must publish a new invitation for applications.
The members of the selection committee shall receive no remuneration, except in the cases, on the conditions and to the extent that may be determined by the Government. They are, however, entitled to reimbursement of the expenses incurred in the performance of their duties, on the conditions and to the extent determined by the Government.