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Judges Act

Version of section 52.1 from 2019-04-12 to 2023-06-21:

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this section and in sections 52.11 to 52.22.


agreement means an agreement referred to in subparagraph 52.11(2)(b)(ii). (accord)


annuity means an annuity payable under section 42, 43 or 43.1. (pension)

annuity benefit

annuity benefit means an annuity or a return of contributions payable under section 51, and includes amounts payable to a judge under the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act. (prestation de pension)


application means an application made under subsection 52.11(1). (demande)

court order

court order means an order referred to in paragraph 52.11(2)(a) or subparagraph 52.11(2)(b)(i). (ordonnance)

interested party

interested party, in relation to an application for division of a judge’s annuity benefits, means the judge or the spouse, former spouse or former common-law partner with whom those benefits would be divided under the application. (intéressé)


judge includes a former judge who has been granted or paid an annuity. (juge)


Minister means the Minister of Justice of Canada. (ministre)


prescribed means prescribed by regulation. (Version anglaise seulement)


spouse, in relation to a judge, includes a person who is a party to a void marriage with the judge. (époux)

  • 2006, c. 11, s. 15
  • 2017, c. 33, s. 250(E)

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