Saturday, October 08, 2016

Canadian Judicial Council Proposals for Reform to the Judicial Discipline Process

Earlier this week, the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) released a document outlining Proposals for Reform to the Judicial Discipline Process for Federally-appointed Judges.

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.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 6:33 pm

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