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Federal Courts Act

Version of section 8 from 2003-07-02 to 2023-01-11:

Marginal note:Tenure of office

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the judges of the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court hold office during good behaviour, but are removable by the Governor General on address of the Senate and House of Commons.

  • Marginal note:Cessation of office

    (2) A judge of the Federal Court of Appeal or the Federal Court ceases to hold office on becoming 75 years old.

  • Marginal note:Transitional

    (3) A judge who holds office on March 1, 1987 may retire at the age of seventy years.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-7, s. 8
  • R.S., 1985, c. 16 (3rd Supp.), s. 7
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 18
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