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Federal Courts Act

Version of section 45.1 from 2006-12-14 to 2018-06-20:


Marginal note:Rules Committee

  •  (1) There shall be a rules committee composed of the following members:

    • (a) the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal and the Chief Justice of the Federal Court;

    • (b) three judges designated by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal, and five judges and one prothonotary designated by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court;

    • (b.1) the Chief Administrator of the Courts Administration Service;

    • (c) five members of the bar of any province designated by the Attorney General of Canada, after consultation with the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal and the Chief Justice of the Federal Court; and

    • (d) the Attorney General of Canada or a representative thereof.

  • Marginal note:Representation

    (2) The persons referred to in paragraph (1)(c) should be representative of the different regions of Canada and have experience in fields of law in respect of which the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court have jurisdiction.

  • Marginal note:Chief Justice shall preside

    (3) The Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal or a member designated by the Chief Justice shall preside over the rules committee.

  • Marginal note:Term

    (4) The persons referred to in paragraphs (1)(b) and (c) shall be designated to serve for a period not exceeding three years.

  • Marginal note:Expenses

    (5) Each person referred to in paragraphs (1)(c) and (d) is entitled to be paid travel and living expenses incurred in carrying out duties as a member of the rules committee while absent from the person’s ordinary place of residence but those expenses shall not exceed the maximum limits authorized by Treasury Board directive for employees of the Government of Canada.

  • 1990, c. 8, s. 13
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 43
  • 2006, c. 11, s. 24
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