National Defence Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. N-5)

Act current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2014-08-18. Previous Versions

Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada

Marginal note:Court established
  •  (1) There is hereby established a Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada, which shall hear and determine all appeals referred to it under this Division.

  • Marginal note:Judges

    (2) The judges of the Court Martial Appeal Court are

    • (a) not fewer than four judges of the Federal Court of Appeal or the Federal Court to be designated by the Governor in Council; and

    • (b) any additional judges of a superior court of criminal jurisdiction who are appointed by the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Deputy judges of the Court

    (2.1) Subject to subsection (2.2), any former judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court may, at the request of the Chief Justice of that Court made with the approval of the Governor in Council, act as a judge of the Court and while so acting has all the powers of a judge of the Court and shall be referred to as a deputy judge of the Court.

  • Marginal note:Approval of Governor in Council

    (2.2) The Governor in Council may approve the making of requests under subsection (2.1) in general terms or for particular periods or purposes, and may limit the number of persons who may act under that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Salary

    (2.3) A person who acts as a judge under subsection (2.1) shall be paid a salary for the period he or she acts at the rate fixed by the Judges Act for a judge of the Federal Court of Appeal or the Federal Court, other than a Chief Justice, less any amount otherwise payable to him or her under that Act in respect of that period, and shall also be paid the travel allowances that a judge is entitled to be paid under the Judges Act.

  • Marginal note:Giving of judgment after judge ceases to hold office

    (2.4) If a judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court resigns his or her office or is appointed to another court or otherwise ceases to hold office, he or she may, at the request of the Chief Justice of the Court Martial Appeal Court, at any time within eight weeks after that event give judgment in any cause, action or matter previously tried by or heard before him or her as if he or she had continued in office.

  • Marginal note:Chief Justice

    (3) The Governor in Council shall designate one of the judges of the Court Martial Appeal Court to be the Chief Justice thereof, who shall preside, when present, at any sittings of the Court and shall, subject to subsection (4), appoint another judge to preside at any sittings of the Court at which the Chief Justice is not present.

  • Marginal note:Absence or incapacity of Chief Justice

    (4) Where the office of Chief Justice is vacant, or the Chief Justice is absent from Canada or is unable or unwilling to act, his powers shall be exercised and his duties performed by the senior judge who is in Canada and is able and willing to Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 234;
  • 1998, c. 35, s. 92;
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 153.