Judges Act

Version of section 31 from 2003-07-02 to 2017-09-28:

Marginal note:Election of Chief or Associate Chief to change to duties of judge only
  •  (1) If the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal, the Chief Justice of the Federal Court or the Chief Justice or Associate Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada notifies the Minister of Justice of Canada of his or her election to cease to perform the duties of that office and to perform only the duties of a judge, he or she shall, after giving that notice, hold only the office of a judge of the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court or the Tax Court of Canada, as the case may be, and shall be paid the salary annexed to the office of a judge of that Court, until he or she reaches the age of retirement, resigns or is removed from or otherwise ceases to hold office.

  • Marginal note:Restriction on election

    (2) The Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal, the Chief Justice of the Federal Court or the Chief Justice or Associate Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada may make the election referred to in subsection (1) only if he or she has continued in the office for at least five years or has continued in the office and another office referred to in this subsection for a total of at least five years.

  • Marginal note:Duties of judge

    (3) The Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal, the Chief Justice of the Federal Court or the Chief Justice or Associate Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada who has made the election referred to in subsection (1) shall perform all of the judicial duties normally performed by a judge of that Court.

  • Marginal note:Salary of judge

    (4) The salary of the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal, the Chief Justice of the Federal Court or the Chief Justice or Associate Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada who has made the election referred to in subsection (1) is the salary annexed to the office of judge (other than the Chief Justice) of the Federal Court of Appeal, judge (other than the Chief Justice) of the Federal Court or judge (other than the Chief Justice or the Associate Chief Justice) of the Tax Court of Canada, as the case may be.

  • R.S., 1985, c. J-1, s. 31;
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 90.
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