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Judges Act

Version of section 2 from 2018-10-01 to 2022-06-22:

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

age of retirement

age of retirement of a judge or of a prothonotary of the Federal Court means the age, fixed by law, at which the judge or prothonotary ceases to hold office; (mise à la retraite d’office)

attorney general of the 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

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)


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


survivor, in relation to a judge or to a prothonotary of the Federal Court, means a person who was married to the judge or prothonotary at the time of the judge’s or prothonotary’s death or who establishes that he or she was cohabiting with the judge or prothonotary in a conjugal relationship at the time of the judge’s or prothonotary’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)
  • 2014, c. 39, s. 316
  • 2017, c. 33, s. 230

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