Chief Electoral Officers

1920 to Date

The Chief Electoral Officer is appointed by a resolution of the House of Commons, and must retire at age 65 (Canada Elections Act, s.13). The position was created in 1920.

Name Term
Kingsley, Jean-Pierre 1990-02 - 2007-02-17
Castonguay, Jules 1927 - 1949
Castonguay, Nelson Jules 1949 - 1966
Hamel, Jean-Marc 1966 - 1990
Biggar, Oliver Mowat 1920 - 1927
Mayrand, Marc 2007-02-21 - 2016-12-28
Perrault, St├ęphane 2017 -   (acting)