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Chairperson of board—appointment and removal

    (1)     The board must elect and appoint a director of the board (other than an elected director or the chief executive officer) as the chairperson of the board in accordance with this section.

    (2)     Before appointing a director as chairperson of the board, the board must notify the Minister in writing of the proposal to make the appointment.

    (3)     The Minister may, within 20 days after receiving the notification and after considering the board's proposal, give to the board written notice of the Minister's objection to the proposed appointment.

    (4)     The board must not appoint a director as chairperson of the board if the Minister has objected to the appointment under subsection (3).

    (5)     The board may suspend or remove the chairperson from office at any time.

    (6)     The Minister may suspend or remove a chairperson from office if the Minister is satisfied that exceptional circumstances exist.

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