Federal Courts Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. F-7)

Act current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2014-08-01. Previous Versions

THE COURTS

Marginal note:Federal Court — Appeal Division continued

 The division of the Federal Court of Canada called the Federal Court — Appeal Division is continued under the name “Federal Court of Appeal” in English and “Cour d’appel fédérale” in French. It is continued as an additional court of law, equity and admiralty in and for Canada, for the better administration of the laws of Canada and as a superior court of record having civil and criminal jurisdiction.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-7, s. 3;
  • 1993, c. 34, s. 68(F);
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 16.
Marginal note:Federal Court — Trial Division continued

 The division of the Federal Court of Canada called the Federal Court — Trial Division is continued under the name “Federal Court” in English and “Cour fédérale” in French. It is continued as an additional court of law, equity and admiralty in and for Canada, for the better administration of the laws of Canada and as a superior court of record having civil and criminal jurisdiction.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-7, s. 4;
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 16.

THE JUDGES

Marginal note:Constitution of Federal Court of Appeal
  •  (1) The Federal Court of Appeal consists of a chief justice called the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal, who is the president of the Federal Court of Appeal, and 12 other judges.

  • Marginal note:Supernumerary judges

    (2) For each office of judge of the Federal Court of Appeal, there is an additional office of supernumerary judge that a judge of the Federal Court of Appeal may elect under the Judges Act to hold.

  • Marginal note:Additional office of judge

    (3) For the office of Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal, there is an additional office of judge that the Chief Justice may elect under the Judges Act to hold.

  • Marginal note:Judges of Federal Court

    (4) Every judge of the Federal Court is, by virtue of his or her office, a judge of the Federal Court of Appeal and has all the jurisdiction, power and authority of a judge of the Federal Court of Appeal.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-7, s. 5;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 41 (1st Supp.), s. 11;
  • 1992, c. 49, s. 127;
  • 1996, c. 22, s. 1;
  • 2001, c. 41, ss. 95, 144;
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 16.
Marginal note:Constitution of Federal Court
  •  (1) The Federal Court consists of a chief justice called the Chief Justice of the Federal Court, who is the president of the Federal Court, and 36 other judges.

  • Marginal note:Supernumerary judges

    (2) For each office of judge of the Federal Court, there is an additional office of supernumerary judge that a judge of the Federal Court may elect under the Judges Act to hold.

  • Marginal note:Additional office of judge

    (3) For the office of Chief Justice of the Federal Court, there is an additional office of judge that the Chief Justice may elect under the Judges Act to hold.

  • Marginal note:Judges of Federal Court of Appeal

    (4) Every judge of the Federal Court of Appeal is, by virtue of that office, a judge of the Federal Court and has all the jurisdiction, power and authority of a judge of the Federal Court.

  • 2001, c. 41, s. 144;
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 16;
  • 2010, c. 8, s. 41.