4. The commission is composed of not more than 16 members, including a president and five vice-presidents, appointed by the Government for a term of not more than five years. Once determined, their terms of office shall not be reduced.
The Government shall fix the salary or, as the case may be, the additional salary, allowances or fees of each member of the commission.
A member may, with the permission of the president, continue the examination of an application referred to him and make a decision notwithstanding the expiry of his term.
The president and the vice-presidents of the commission shall exercise their functions on a full time basis.
1978, c. 10, s. 4; 1982, c. 40, s. 3; 1985, c. 26, s. 2; 1996, c. 26, s. 7; 1997, c. 43, s. 472.