7. The Government, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, may appoint one or more associate deputy ministers; such deputy ministers shall form part of the civil service as soon as they are appointed.
The Government shall appoint, from among the associate deputy ministers, the Deputy Registrar of Québec; it may also appoint, from among the other functionaries of the department, an Associate Deputy Registrar.
Each associate deputy minister shall be exofficio an assistant deputy attorney general and shall discharge under the authority of the Minister such duties and functions as he may determine.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 16, s. 6; 1969, c. 14, s. 44; 1969, c. 26, s. 96; 1982, c. 32, s. 116.