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Federal Courts Act

Version of section 7 from 2006-12-14 to 2022-08-08:


Marginal note:Residence of judges

  •  (1) The judges of the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court shall reside in the National Capital Region described in the schedule to the National Capital Act or within 40 kilometres of that Region.

  • Marginal note:Rota of judges

    (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Rules may provide for a rota of judges in order to ensure continuity of judicial availability in any centre where the volume of work or other circumstances make such an arrangement expedient.

  • Marginal note:No judge to be away for more than one month

    (3) No judge shall be required under rules made under subsection (2) to remain in any centre other than the National Capital Region for a period longer than one month, unless it becomes necessary to do so to complete the hearing of a cause or matter.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-7, s. 7
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 17
  • 2006, c. 11, s. 22(E)
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