Canadian Judicial Council publishes new Procedures for the Review of Complaints or Allegations About Federally Appointed Judges
Ottawa, 18 October 2023 – Further to the enactment of legislative changes earlier this summer in respect of the judicial conduct regime, the Canadian Judicial Council has published today new Procedures for the Review of Complaints or Allegations About Federally Appointed Judges, as well as a new policy regarding the Council Publication of Judicial Conduct Decisions.
The new procedures are designed to bring greater efficiency in the early screening process and modernize the process by which complaints are handled.
“The new procedures announced today by the Canadian Judicial Council reflect a balanced approach, offering greater transparency in the public interest while protecting judicial independence” said the Right Honourable Richard Wagner, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada and Chairperson of the Council. “Canadians expect transparency and accountability with respect to judicial complaints, and these new procedures will ultimately build more confidence in the justice system.”
These new documents may be found on the Council website at the following link: https://cjc-ccm.ca/en/resources-centre/publications.