Canadian Judicial Council Proposals for Reform to the Judicial Discipline Process
The CJC was created in 1971. Its role is to improve the quality of judicial service in all superior courts in Canada. It is composed of the chief justices and associate chief justices of Canada's superior courts. The Council is chaired by the Chief Justice of Canada.
One of its essential functions is to examine misconduct allegations against federally-appointed judges.
One of the highlights is a proposal to allow the CJC to impose sanctions and remedial measures against a judge found to be at fault. At the moment, the CJC can only recommend removal from the bench as punishment.
Media coverage includes:
- Canadian Judicial Council wants greater range of disciplinary options for judges (CBC News, October 5, 2016)
- Canadian Judicial Council puts forward recommendations for discipline process (CTV News Calgary, October 5, 2016)
- CJC releases proposals for judicial discipline reform (Canadian Lawyer Legal Feeds blog, October 6, 2016)
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