Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada


Judges Act

Version of section 69 from 2022-09-23 to 2023-06-21:

Marginal note:Further inquiries

  •  (1) The Council shall, at the request of the Minister, commence an inquiry to establish whether a person appointed pursuant to an enactment of Parliament to hold office during good behaviour other than

    • (a) a judge of a superior court or an associate judge, or

    • (b) a person to whom section 48 of the Parliament of Canada Act applies,

    should be removed from office for any of the reasons set out in paragraphs 65(2)(a) to (d).

  • Marginal note:Applicable provisions

    (2) Subsections 63(3) to (6), sections 64 and 65 and subsection 66(2) apply, with such modifications as the circumstances require, to inquiries under this section.

  • Marginal note:Removal from office

    (3) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister, after receipt of a report described in subsection 65(1) in relation to an inquiry under this section in connection with a person who may be removed from office by the Governor in Council other than on an address of the Senate or House of Commons or on a joint address of the Senate and House of Commons, by order, remove the person from office.

  • R.S., 1985, c. J-1, s. 69
  • 1992, c. 1, s. 144(F), c. 51, s. 28
  • 1993, c. 34, s. 89
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 107
  • 2014, c. 39, s. 326
  • 2022, c. 10, s. 362
  • 2022, c. 10, s. 371

Date modified: