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Judges Act

Version of section 32.1 from 2018-10-01 to 2020-12-28:


Marginal note:Chief Justice

  •  (1) If the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Yukon, the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories or the Nunavut Court of Justice has notified the Minister of Justice of Canada and the attorney general of the territory of his or her election to cease to perform the duties of chief justice and to perform only the duties of a judge, he or she shall then hold only the office of a judge, other than the chief justice, of that court and shall be paid the salary annexed to the office of a judge, other than the chief justice, of that court until he or she reaches the age of retirement, resigns or is removed from or otherwise ceases to hold office.

  • Marginal note:Restriction on election

    (2) A chief justice may make the election referred to in subsection (1) only if he or she has continued in that office for at least five years.

  • Marginal note:Duties

    (3) A chief justice who has made the election referred to in subsection (1) shall perform all of the judicial duties normally performed by a judge, other than the chief justice, of the applicable court.

  • Marginal note:Salary

    (4) The salary of a chief justice who has made the election referred to in subsection (1) is the salary annexed to the office of a judge, other than the chief justice, of the applicable court.

  • 2012, c. 31, s. 216
  • 2017, c. 33, s. 236
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