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Membership of the Commission

             (1)  The Commission shall consist of not less than 3 and not more than 5 commissioners.

             (2)  The commissioners shall be appointed by the Governor-General.

             (3)  The Minister may, from time to time, request organizations representing veterans to submit to the Minister lists of names of persons from which the organization concerned recommends that a selection be made of persons to serve as commissioners.

             (4)  The Governor-General shall, in appointing a person to be a commissioner, ensure that, when the proposed appointment takes effect, one of the commissioners, at least, will be a person whose name was, when the person was appointed, on a list submitted in accordance with a request made under subsection (3).

             (5)  Subject to section 184, a commissioner holds office on a full-time basis.

             (7)  A commissioner holds office for such period, not exceeding 5 years, as is specified in the instrument of appointment, but is eligible for re-appointment.

             (8)  A commissioner holds office on such terms and conditions (if any), in respect of matters not provided for by this Act, as are determined by the Governor-General by instrument in writing.

             (9)  The appointment of a commissioner is not invalidated, and shall not be called in question, by reason of a defect or irregularity in, or in connection with, the appointment.

           (10)  In this section, appointment includes re-appointment.

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