Federal Courts Act

Version of section 6 from 2003-07-02 to 2006-12-13:

Marginal note:Rank and precedence
  •  (1) The Chief Justices of the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court and the other judges of those courts have rank and precedence among themselves in the following order:

    • (a) the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal;

    • (b) the Chief Justice of the Federal Court;

    • (c) the other judges of the Federal Court of Appeal, according to seniority determined by reference to the respective times when they became judges of the Federal Court of Canada or the Federal Court of Appeal; and

    • (d) the other judges of the Federal Court, according to seniority determined by reference to the respective times when they became judges of the Federal Court of Canada or the Federal Court.

  • Marginal note:Absence or incapacity of a Chief Justice

    (2) If the office of Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal or the office of the Chief Justice of the Federal Court is vacant, or the Chief Justice of either court is absent from Canada or is for any reason unable or unwilling to act, the powers and duties of the Chief Justice shall be exercised and performed by the senior judge of the same court who is in Canada and is able and willing to act and who has not elected to hold office as a supernumerary judge under section 28 of the Judges Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-7, s. 6;
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 16.