Am I a public office holder?
The expression "public office holder" refers to any person working in the public sector, whether in parliamentary, government or municipal institutions. A public office holder can be an elected official or a person appointed to perform duties in the public administration.
To help you get a clearer picture, here is a list of people considered to be public office holders:
- ministers and members of National Assembly and their staff (political attachés);
- government staff members (Deputy Ministers, Assistant Deputy Ministers or public servants);
- officials of government agencies or public corporations and their staff. This concerns more than 300 agencies and public corporations (Hydro-Québec, the Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec, the Société des alcools du Québec, Loto-Québec, etc.);
- officials and staff of certain non-profit organizations whose funding is primarily derived from the government and that are responsible for the granting of government funds (for example, the Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec);
- mayors, municipal or borough councillors, chief commissioners, presidents and other members of the council of a metropolitan community, as well as their staff (civil servants).