Inquiries Listings

Each year, the Canadian Judicial Council renders decisions on public complaints about judicial conduct (and not their judgments). Below are the Council's decisions on the various cases it has been asked to address.

Inquiries Listings

Proceedings and reports regarding Justice Gérard Dugré
Superior Court of Quebec
Decision on the request to postpone the hearing
Decision on Supplementary Directives
Decision and Reasons on Preliminary Matters (2020-12-23)
Notice of Allegations
Decision and Reasons on Preliminary Matters (2020-11-17)
Reasons for the Ruling on the hearing to be held in camera
Proceedings and reports regarding Justice Michel Girouard
Superior Court of Quebec
Report of the Canadian Judicial Council to the Minister of Justice
Observations de l'avocate indépendante (French only)
Submissions of justice Girouard to Councill (without appendices)
Observations de l'honorable M. Girouard au Conseil (avec annexes) (French only)
Report of the Inquiry Committee to the Canadian Judicial Council
Décision relative à la requête du juge Girouard en exclusion d'un élément de preuve (French only)
Documents submitted at the hearing P-1
Documents submitted at the hearing P-2
Documents submitted at the hearing P-5
Documents submitted at the hearing P-6
Décisions relative aux requêtes préliminaires (French only)
Amended detailed notice of allegations.
Requête en radiation d'allégations, divulgation de la preuve et précisions (French only)
Avis de l'intention de l'avocate indépendante de demander des directives au comité d'enquête (French only)
Avis de l'intention de l'avocate indépendante de demander des directives au comité d'enquête (French only)
Avis de l'intention de l'avocate indépendante de demander des directives au comité d'enquête (French only)
Avis de l'intention de l'avocate indépendante de demander des directives au comité d'enquête (French only)
Avis d'allégations détaillé (French only)
Requête du juge Girouard au comité d'enquête (French only)
Proceedings and reports regarding Justice Michel Girouard
Superior Court of Quebec
Appellant's Memorandum of Fact and Law
Notice of Appeal of a decision of the Federal Court
Federal Court Order and Reasons
Federal Court Order
Report to Minister
Dissent
Submission of Justice M. Girouard
Book of sources Volume 1 (French only)
Letter to counsel for the judge
Letter from counsel - request for an extension
Report of the Inquiry Committee to the Canadian Judicial Council
Additional submission of Justice Girouard (French only)
Response to submissions (French only)
Representations of Counsel for the Inquiry Committee
Submission of Justice Girouard (French only)
Federal Court reasons for dismissing application for stay of proceedings
Federal Court Order (French only)
Application for Stay of Proceedings (French only)
Decision of the Committee on preliminary motions
Joint letter from Ministers
Request For Clarification Regarding The Notice of Allegations (French only)
Federal Court Decision (French only)
Letter to the Federal Court from counsel for the judge (French only)
Guidelines For Lawyers
Amended Notice of Allegations
Final Version Request For Disclosure of Documents 22 Feb (French only)
Inquiry Committee Counsel's Brief (French only)
Motion of motion to dismiss (French only)
Motion to strike allegations
Amended order by the Inquiry Committee regarding hearing dates, location and time (French only)
Amended order by the Inquiry Committee regarding hearing dates, location and time (French only)
Letter - Notice of constitutional questions - Inquiry in regards to the Honorable Michel Girouard (CCM-16-0179) (French only)
Decision of Chief Justice Drapeau in Response to Motion to Disqualify
Decision of Chief Justice Joyal in response to the motion for recusal on non-institutional reasons
Order on the publication of the Motion to reject Notices of Allegations (French only)
Order on the publication of the Motion to strike out allegations (French only)
T-1106-16 - Federal Court Order (French only)
Notice of constitutional questions (French only)
Memorandum by the Honorable Michel Girouard on preliminary matters (French only)
Request for recusal of Inquiry Committee members (French only)
Application for Judicial Review (French only)
Notice of Allegations
Preliminary motions (French only)
Response to letter from Judge's counsel
Letter to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Acknowledgment of receipt (Ministers) (French only)
Letter from counsel for the judge
Amendment Inquiry Committee Order Prescribing Dates, Place and Hours of Hearing (French only)
Transcript 10 July - To obtain the transcript please contact info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca.
Transcript 19 May - To obtain the transcript please contact info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca.
Transcript 18 May - To obtain the transcript please contact info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca.
Transcript 17 May - To obtain the transcript please contact info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca.
Transcript 16 May - To obtain the transcript please contact info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca.
Transcript 12 May - To obtain the transcript please contact info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca.
Transcript 10 May - To obtain the transcript please contact info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca.
Transcript 9 May - To obtain the transcript please contact info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca.
Transcript 8 May - To obtain the transcript please contact info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca.
Application for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada
Proceedings and reports regarding Justice Frank J. C. Newbould
Ontario Superior Court of Justice
Correspondence in the matter involving Justice Newbould
Report of the Inquiry Committee to the Canadian Judicial Council
Notice of Allegations
Federal Court of Appeal Decision
Notice of Appeal to the Federal Court
Federal Court Order
Letter in response to CSCJA
Letter from CSCJA
Letter in response to Mr Gover
Letter from Mr Gover
Letter in response to IBA
Letter from IBA
Notice of Application
Decision of the Review Panel
Proceedings and reports regarding Robin Camp
Federal Court
Report to Minister
Reasons for voting against motion
Supplementary Submissions of Justice Camp
Letter to Mr Addario - Council Decision regarding a Request for Oral Hearing
Letter to Mr Addario - Dissenting reasons of certain members regarding a Request for Oral Hearing
Letter to judge's counsel - Request For Submissions
Justice Camp's response to the Inquiry Committee report
CJC decision regarding a request to make oral representations
Inquiry Committee Report
Inquiry Transcripts
Closing Submissions of Justice Camp
Opening Submissions of Justice Camp
Exhibit # 5 - Justice Deborah McCawley - Reading list
Exhibit # 8 - Professor B. Cossman - Reading list
Exhibit #9 - Dr. Lori Haskell - Reading list
Exhibit # 10 - Letter from Justice Camp
Exhibit # 11 - Letter to CJ Crampton
Exhibit # 12 - Syllabus
Exhibit # 13 - New Judges Training Program
Ethical Principles for Judges
Exhibts - Agreed Statement of Facts
Agreed Statement of Facts
Redacted Statement given at Calgary on the 22nd day of August, 2016 in the presence of Penny Ferguson, Crisis Support Coordinator with Calgary Police Victime Assistance
Pre-Hearing Submissions of Presenting Counsel
Notice of Motion Regarding Publication Ban
Notice of Motion Regarding Publication Ban
Submission WAVAW and BSCC
Reasons for Order related to Interveners
Notice of Allegations (technical amendment)
Order Interveners
Notice of Response
Directions from inquiry committee
Correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondence
Directions to Potential Interveners
Notice of Allegations
Directions to Counsel
Redacted transcript of Trial (R.V. WAGAR)
Proceedings and reports regarding Justice Michel Déziel
Superior Court of Quebec
Report of the Canadian Judicial Council to the Minister of Justice
Report of the Inquiry Committee to the Canadian Judicial Council
Independent lawyer's request for severing of inquiry (French only)
C-5 - Joint Procedure File (French only)
C-4 - Letter from Me Gauthier to Me Zaor (French only)
C-3 - Letter to Me Zaor from Me Gagné (French only)
C-2 - Letter to Me Gagné from Me Zaor (French only)
C-1 - Letter to Me Zaor by Martin Cossette, Lieutenant (French only)
Notice of Allegations
Proceedings and reports regarding Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas
Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba
Ruling of the Inquiry Committee to adjourn
Ruling of Inquiry Committee regarding disclosure of clinical notes
Ruling of the Inquiry Committee on Preliminary Motions of Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas
Submissions of Douglas, ACJ on the Preliminary Motion
Ruling on venue of the Preliminary Motions
Motion Record of Douglas ACJ on the venue of the Preliminary Motions
Douglas ACJ Responding factum on Independent Counsel
Notice of Motion by Independent Counsel for Directions
Representations of Independent Counsel on venue
Notice of Independent Counsel's intention to seek directions from the Inquiry Committee
Notice of Allegations
CJC correspondence re Independent Counsel
CJC correspondence re Independent Counsel Letter 1
CJC correspondence re Independent Counsel Letter 2
CJC correspondence re Independent Counsel Letter 3
CJC correspondence re Independent Counsel Letter 4
CJC correspondence re Independent Counsel Letter 5
Notice of Appeal T-1567-12
Federal Court Reasons and Judgment T-1567-12
Reasons for Resignation of the Inquiry Committee
Federal Court Order T-1567-12
Federal Court Order T-1567-12
Federal Court Orders T-1567-12 Interveners
Federal Court Orders T-1567-12 Stay
Federal Court Order T-1567-12
Direction from the Inquiry Committee in respect of a request for access to transcripts and exhibits Submissions of judge's counsel
Direction from the Inquiry Committee in respect of a request for access to transcripts and exhibits Submissions of Mr Chapman's counsel
Direction from the Inquiry Committee in respect of a request for access to transcripts and exhibits Submissions of Independent Counsel
Direction from the Inquiry Committee in respect of a request for access to transcripts and exhibits Reply to counsel submissions by the Lawyers Weekly
Direction from the Inquiry Committee in respect of a request for access to transcripts and exhibits Committee direction (letter from Committee counsel)
Federal Court Orders T-1567-12
Federal Court Orders T-1789-12
Federal Court Orders T-1567-12
Federal Court Orders T-1789-12
Application for Judicial Review submitted by Alex Chapman
Application for Judicial Review submitted by Independent Counsel
Application for Judicial Review submitted by the Hon. Lori Douglas
Ruling of the Inquiry Committee concerning the Hon. Lori Douglas with respect to the motion to disqualify all members of the Inquiry Committee on the basis of alleged reasonable apprehension of bias
Excerpts of the Transcript of the hearing Note: By order of the Committee, the transcript of oral testimony will be published after all witnesses are heard.
Correspondence with and Rulings by the Inquiry Committee The Inquiry Committee has made public correspondence, submissions and rulings dating from October 2011 to July 2012.
Ruling of the Inquiry Committee with respect to the application of Alex chapman for standing and the funding of legal counsel
Order of the Inquiry Committee concerning the Hon. Lori Douglas with respect to the use of Personal Electronic Devices
Ruling of the Inquiry Committee concerning the Hon. Lori Douglas with respect to the validity of Complaint 2 and admissibility of certain computer discs
Response to the allegations
Notice of allegations
Transcript of the hearing
Ruling of the Inquiry Committee concerning the Hon. Lori Douglas with respect to certain Preliminary Issues
Proceedings and reports regarding Justice Paul Cosgrove
Superior Court of Justice of Ontario
Report of the CJC to the Minister of Justice
Transcript of the Special Meeting of the CJC on 6 March 2009
Written submissions presented by Independent Counsel Brief of Authorities
Written submissions presented on behalf of Justice Cosgrove Book of documents index
Inquiry Committee Report
Inquiry Committee Report Appendix A
Inquiry Committee Report Appendix B
Inquiry Committee Report Appendix C
Inquiry Committee Report Appendix D
Inquiry Committee Report Appendix E
Transcript of the Inquiry Committee proceedings
Transcript of the Inquiry Committee proceedings
Transcript of the Inquiry Committee proceedings
Transcript of the Inquiry Committee proceedings
Transcript of the Inquiry Committee proceedings
Transcript of the Inquiry Committee proceedings
Transcript of the Inquiry Committee proceedings
Transcript of the Inquiry Committee proceedings
Federal Court decision, 11 August 2008
Notice of particulars to Justice Cosgrove
Notice of Appeal by the Attorney General of Canada
Decision of the Federal Court of Canada (Constitutionality of s. 63(1) of the Judges Act)
Application for Judicial Review by Mr Justice Paul Cosgrove
Inquiry Committee Reasons (Constitutionality of s. 63(1) of the Judges Act)
Appendix A (to the Inquiry Committee Reasons)
Appendix B (to the Inquiry Committee Reasons)
Factum of the Honourable Justice Paul Cosgrove
Factum of the Independent Counsel (Regarding the Constitutionality of s. 63(1) of the Judges Act)
Factum of the Attorney General of Canada
Factum of the Attorney General of Ontario
Factum of the Canadian Superior Court Judges Association (29 November 2004)
Factum of the Criminal Lawyers Association
Motion Record of the Honourable Justice Paul Cosgrove
Responding Motion Record of Independent Counsel (Regarding the Constitutionality of s. 63(1) of the Judges Act).
Proceedings and reports regarding Justice Theodore Matlow
Ontario Superior Court of Justice
Report of the CJC to the Minister of Justice
Transcript of the Special Meeting of the CJC on 21 July 2008
Special Meeting of the Canadian Judicial Council on 21 July 2008
Written submissions presented by the Independent Counsel
Book of Authorities
Written submissions presented on behalf of Justice Matlow 3
Judicial Review Application filed on behalf of Justice Matlow
Executive Summary of the Inquiry Committee Report
Inquiry Committee Report 2
Inquiry Committee Report Appendix I
Inquiry Committee Report Appendix II
Inquiry Committee Report Appendix III
Inquiry Committee Report Appendix IV
Transcript of the Inquiry Committee Proceedings
Transcript of the Inquiry Committee Proceedings
Transcript of the Inquiry Committee Proceedings
Transcript of the Inquiry Committee Proceedings
Transcript of the Inquiry Committee proceedings
Inquiry Committee’s report to the Minister of Justice regarding Justice Jean-Guy Boilard
Superior Court of Quebec
Inquiry Committee’s report to the Minister of Justice regarding Mr Justice Jean-Guy Boilard of the Superior Court of Quebec
Inquiry Committee’s report to the Minister of Justice regarding Justice Bernard Flynn
Superior Court of Quebec
Inquiry Committee’s report to the Minister of Justice regarding Mr Justice Bernard Flynn of the Superior Court of Quebec.
Inquiry Committee’s decision on preliminary issues in the case of Justice Robert Flahiff
Superior Court of Quebec
Inquiry Committee’s decision on preliminary issues in the case of Mr Justice Robert Flahiff of the Superior Court of Quebec.
Inquiry Committees’ report to the Minister of Justice regarding Justice Jean Bienvenue
Superior Court of Quebec
Inquiry Committees’ report to the Minister of Justice regarding Mr Justice Jean Bienvenue of the Superior Court of Quebec.
Inquiry Committee’s decision regarding its jurisdiction to conduct an inquiry about Justice Gratton
Ontario Court of Justice
Inquiry Committee’s decision regarding its jurisdiction to conduct an inquiry about Mr Justice Gratton of the Ontario Court of Justice.
Inquiry Committee’s report at the Attorney General of Nova Scotia’s request regarding the removal from office of three judges: Justice Gordon Hart, Justice Malachi Jones, and Justice Angus Macdonald.
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Inquiry Committee’s report at the Attorney General of Nova Scotia’s request regarding the removal from office of three judges: Mr Justice Gordon Hart, Mr Justice Malachi Jones, and Mr Justice Angus Macdonald.