Marginal note:Residence of judges
(2) [Repealed, 2002, c. 8, s. 63]
- R.S., 1985, c. T-2, s. 6;
- 2002, c. 8, s. 63.
Marginal note:Tenure of office
7. (1) Subject to subsection (2), a judge holds office during good behaviour, but is removable by the Governor General on address of the Senate and House of Commons.
Marginal note:Cessation of office
(2) A judge shall cease to hold office on attaining the age of seventy-five years.
(3) A judge of the Court who holds office on March 1, 1987 may retire at the age of seventy years.
- R.S., 1985, c. T-2, s. 7;
- R.S., 1985, c. 16 (3rd Supp.), s. 8.
Marginal note:Oath of office
8. (1) Every judge shall, before entering on the duties of their office, take an oath that they will duly and faithfully, and to the best of their skill and knowledge, execute the powers and trusts reposed in them as a judge of the Court.
Marginal note:How administered
(2) The oath referred to in subsection (1) shall be administered to the Chief Justice before the Governor General, and to the other judges by the Chief Justice or, in the absence or incapacity of the Chief Justice, by any other judge.
- R.S., 1985, c. T-2, s. 8;
- 2002, c. 8, s. 64.
Marginal note:Deputy judges of the Court
9. (1) Subject to subsection (3), any judge or former judge of a superior court in Canada or any judge or former judge of any other court who was appointed under an Act of the legislature of a province may, at the request of the Chief Justice made with the approval of the Governor in Council, act as a judge of the Court and while so acting has all the powers of a judge of the Court and shall be referred to as a deputy judge of the Court.
Marginal note:Consent required
(2) No request may be made under subsection (1) to a judge of a court in a province without the consent of the chief justice or chief judge of the court of which he or she is a member, or of the attorney general of the province.
Marginal note:Approval of Governor in Council
(3) The Governor in Council may approve the making of requests pursuant to subsection (1) in general terms or for particular periods or purposes, and may limit the number of persons who may act under this section.
(4) A person who acts as a judge for a period under subsection (1) shall be paid a salary for the period at the rate fixed by the Judges Act for a judge of the Court, other than the Chief Justice or the Associate Chief Justice, less any amount otherwise payable to the person under that Act in respect of the period, and shall also be paid the travel allowances that a judge is entitled to be paid under that Act.
- R.S., 1985, c. T-2, s. 9;
- 1998, c. 19, s. 289;
- 2002, c. 8, ss. 65, 81(E).
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