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Judges Act

Version of section 2 from 2003-07-02 to 2014-12-15:

Marginal note:Definitions

 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; (mise à la retraite d’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; (procureur général de la province)

common-law partner

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; (conjoint de fait)



Council means the Canadian Judicial Council established by subsection 59(1); (Conseil)



county includes district; (comté)



judgeincludes a chief justice, senior associate chief justice, associate chief justice, supernumerary judge, senior judge and regional senior judge; (juge)



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. (survivant)

  • 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)

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