186. Where the complaint has been determined admissible, or where the complaint is lodged by the Minister, the council shall transmit a copy of it to the member and, where necessary, to the Minister.
The council shall form an inquiry committee composed of three members, which shall be entrusted with conducting an inquiry into the complaint and disposing of it on behalf of the council.
Two members of the inquiry committee shall be chosen from among the members of the council referred to in paragraphs 3 to 9 of section 167, at least one of whom shall neither practise a legal profession nor be a member of a body of the Administration whose president or chairman is a member of the council. The third member of the inquiry committee shall be the member of the council referred to in paragraph 2 of that section or shall be chosen from a list drawn up by the president of the Tribunal, after consulting all the members of the Tribunal. In the latter case and if the inquiry committee finds the complaint to be justified, the third member shall take part in the deliberations of the council for the purpose of determining a penalty.
If the complaint is lodged against a president or chair or a vice-president or vice-chair of a body of the Administration whose president or chair is a member of the council, the third member of the inquiry committee shall be chosen from among the council members or from a list of names drawn up by the presidents and chairs of those bodies. The third member must not be a member of the body whose president or chair or vice-president or vice-chair is the subject of the complaint.
1996, c. 54, s. 186; 2002, c. 22, s. 22; 2005, c. 17, s. 26; 2015, c. 26, s. 28.