R.S.C., 1985, c. J-1
An Act respecting judges of federal and provincial courts
Marginal note:Short title
- R.S., c. J-1, s. 1.
2. In this Act,
“age of retirement”
« mise à la retraite d’office »
“age of retirement” of a judge means the age, fixed by law, at which the judge ceases to hold office;
“attorney general of the province”
« procureur général de la province »
“attorney general of the province”, except where otherwise defined, means the minister of the Crown of the province who is responsible for judicial affairs;
« conjoint de fait »
“common-law partner”, in relation to an individual, means a person who is cohabiting with the individual in a conjugal relationship, having so cohabited for a period of at least one year;
« Conseil »
“Council” means the Canadian Judicial Council established by subsection 59(1);
« comté »
“county” includes district;
« juge »
“judge”includes a chief justice, senior associate chief justice, associate chief justice, supernumerary judge, senior judge and regional senior judge;
« survivant »
“survivor”, in relation to a judge, means a person who was married to the judge at the time of the judge’s death or who establishes that he or she was cohabiting with the judge in a conjugal relationship at the time of the judge’s death and had so cohabited for a period of at least one year.
- R.S., 1985, c. J-1, s. 2;
- 1990, c. 17, s. 27;
- 1992, c. 51, s. 2;
- 2000, c. 12, s. 159;
- 2002, c. 8, s. 82(E).
Marginal note:Eligibility for appointment
3. No person is eligible to be appointed a judge of a superior court in any province unless, in addition to any other requirements prescribed by law, that person
(a) is a barrister or advocate of at least ten years standing at the bar of any province; or
(b) has, for an aggregate of at least ten years,
(i) been a barrister or advocate at the bar of any province, and
(ii) after becoming a barrister or advocate at the bar of any province, exercised powers and performed duties and functions of a judicial nature on a full-time basis in respect of a position held pursuant to a law of Canada or a province.
- R.S., 1985, c. J-1, s. 3;
- 1992, c. 51, s. 3;
- 1996, c. 22, s. 2.
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