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Judges Act

Version of section 59 from 2018-10-01 to 2023-06-21:

Marginal note:Council established

  •  (1) There is hereby established a Council, to be known as the Canadian Judicial Council, consisting of

    • (a) the Chief Justice of Canada, who shall be the chairman of the Council;

    • (b) the chief justice and any senior associate chief justice and associate chief justice of each superior court or branch or division thereof; and

    • (c) [Repealed, 2017, c. 33, s. 253]

    • (d) the Chief Justice of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada.

    • (e) [Repealed, 2002, c. 8, s. 104]

  • (2) and (3) [Repealed, 1999, c. 3, s. 77]

  • Marginal note:Substitute member

    (4) Each member of the Council may appoint a judge of that member’s court to be a substitute member of the Council and the substitute member shall act as a member of the Council during any period in which he or she is appointed to act, but the Chief Justice of Canada may, in lieu of appointing a member of the Supreme Court of Canada, appoint any former member of that Court to be a substitute member of the Council.

  • R.S., 1985, c. J-1, s. 59
  • 1992, c. 51, s. 25
  • 1996, c. 30, s. 6
  • 1999, c. 3, s. 77
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 195, c. 8, s. 104
  • 2017, c. 33, s. 253

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