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Federal Courts Rules

Version of section 40 from 2022-01-13 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Rota of Judges for Vancouver

  •  (1) On or before July 1 in each year, the Chief Justice of the Federal Court shall, in consultation with the other judges of that court, establish a rota of judges for Vancouver for the twelve months commencing on September 1 of that year, excluding the seasonal recess.

  • Marginal note:Powers of Chief Justice of the Federal Court

    (2) The Chief Justice of the Federal Court may make changes to the Vancouver rota, including the substitution of one judge for another during all or part of the judge’s period of assignment.

  • Marginal note:Responsibilities of judges

    (3) A judge assigned to Vancouver shall reside in Vancouver for the period of the assignment and hold sittings and otherwise transact the judicial business of the Federal Court in Vancouver and in such other places as may be required.

  • Marginal note:Assignment period

    (4) Except with a judge’s consent, the Chief Justice of the Federal Court shall not

    • (a) assign the judge to Vancouver for a period exceeding two months; or

    • (b) reassign the judge to Vancouver for a second assignment within two months after the end of the first.

  • SOR/2004-283, ss. 9, 33, 34
  • SOR/2021-244, s. 7

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