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

April 2019
Proceedings and reports regarding Mr Justice Michel Girouard
Superior Court of Quebec
2016-04-20 Report of the Canadian Judicial Council to the Minister of Justice
2016-01-13 Observations de l'avocate indépendante (French only)
2015-12-17 Submissions of justice Girouard to Councill (without appendices)
2015-12-17 Observations de l'honorable M. Girouard au Conseil (avec annexes) (French only)
2015-11-18 Report of the Inquiry Committee to the Canadian Judicial Council
2015-05-14 Décision relative à la requête du juge Girouard en exclusion d'un élément de preuve (French only)
2015-05-04 Documents submitted at the hearing P-1
2015-05-04 Documents submitted at the hearing P-2
2015-05-04 Documents submitted at the hearing P-5
2015-05-04 Documents submitted at the hearing P-6
2015-04-08 Décisions relative aux requêtes préliminaires (French only)
2015-03-17 Amended detailed notice of allegations.
2015-03-16 Requête en radiation d'allégations, divulgation de la preuve et précisions (French only)
2015-03-13 Avis de l'intention de l'avocate indépendante de demander des directives au comité d'enquête (French only)
2015-03-13 Avis de l'intention de l'avocate indépendante de demander des directives au comité d'enquête (French only)
2015-03-13 Avis de l'intention de l'avocate indépendante de demander des directives au comité d'enquête (French only)
2015-03-13 Avis de l'intention de l'avocate indépendante de demander des directives au comité d'enquête (French only)
2015-03-13 Avis d'allégations détaillé (French only)
2015-03-11 Requête du juge Girouard au comité d'enquête (French only)
February 2018
Proceedings and reports regarding Mr Justice Michel Girouard
Superior Court of Quebec
2019-04-23 Appellant's Memorandum of Fact and Law
2018-09-07 Notice of Appeal of a decision of the Federal Court
2018-08-29 Federal Court Order and Reasons
2018-08-29 Federal Court Order
2018-02-20 Report to Minister
2018-02-20 Dissent
2017-12-05 Submission of Justice M. Girouard
2017-12-05 Book of sources Volume 1 (French only)*
2017-11-16 Letter to counsel for the judge
2017-11-09 Letter from counsel - request for an extension
2017-11-06 Report of the Inquiry Committee to the Canadian Judicial Council
2017-06-23 Additional submission of Justice Girouard (French only)
2017-06-23 Response to submissions (French only)
2017-06-09 Representations of Counsel for the Inquiry Committee
2017-06-08 Submission of Justice Girouard (French only)
2017-05-04 Federal Court reasons for dismissing application for stay of proceedings
2017-04-27 Federal Court Order (French only)
2017-04-25 Application for Stay of Proceedings (French only)
2017-04-04 Decision of the Committee on preliminary motions
2016-06-14 Joint letter from Ministers
2017-04-03 Request For Clarification Regarding The Notice of Allegations (French only)
2017-03-27 Federal Court Decision (French only)
2017-03-16 Letter to the Federal Court from counsel for the judge (French only)
2017-03-17 Guidelines For Lawyers
2017-03-13 Amended Notice of Allegations
2017-02-22 Final Version Request For Disclosure of Documents 22 Feb (French only)
2019-02-17 Inquiry Committee Counsel's Brief (French only)
2017-01-26 Motion of motion to dismiss (French only)
2017-01-17 Motion to strike allegations
2017-02-06 Amended order by the Inquiry Committee regarding hearing dates, location and time (French only)
2017-01-31 Amended order by the Inquiry Committee regarding hearing dates, location and time (French only)
2017-02-01 Letter - Notice of constitutional questions - Inquiry in regards to the Honorable Michel Girouard (CCM-16-0179) (French only)
2017-01-31 Decision of Chief Justice Drapeau in Response to Motion to Disqualify
2017-01-31 Decision of Chief Justice Joyal in response to the motion for recusal on non-institutional reasons
2017-01-26 Order on the publication of the Motion to reject Notices of Allegations (French only)
2017-01-17 Order on the publication of the Motion to strike out allegations (French only)
2017-01-27 T-1106-16 - Federal Court Order (French only)
2017-01-26 Notice of constitutional questions (French only)
2017-01-26 Memorandum by the Honorable Michel Girouard on preliminary matters (French only)
2017-01-26 Request for recusal of Inquiry Committee members (French only)
2017-01-26 Application for Judicial Review (French only)
2017-01-16 Notice of Allegations
2017-01-13 Preliminary motions (French only)
2016-06-21 Response to letter from Judge's counsel
2016-06-21 Letter to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
2016-06-21 Acknowledgment of receipt (Ministers) (French only)
2016-06-15 Letter from counsel for the judge
2017-01-31 Amendment Inquiry Committee Order Prescribing Dates, Place and Hours of Hearing (French only)
2017-07-10 Transcript 10 July - To obtain the transcript please contact info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca.*
2019-08-21 Transcript 19 May - To obtain the transcript please contact info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca.*
2017-05-18 Transcript 18 May - To obtain the transcript please contact info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca.*
2017-05-17 Transcript 17 May - To obtain the transcript please contact info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca.*
2017-05-16 Transcript 16 May - To obtain the transcript please contact info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca.*
2017-05-12 Transcript 12 May - To obtain the transcript please contact info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca.*
2017-05-10 Transcript 10 May - To obtain the transcript please contact info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca.*
2017-05-09 Transcript 9 May - To obtain the transcript please contact info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca.*
2017-05-08 Transcript 8 May - To obtain the transcript please contact info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca.*
2019-08-15 Application for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada
June 2017
Proceedings and reports regarding Justice Frank J. C. Newbould
Ontario Superior Court of Justice
2017-07-31 Correspondence in the matter involving Justice Newbould
2017-06-01 Report of the Inquiry Committee to the Canadian Judicial Council
2017-05-29 Notice of Allegations
2017-05-19 Federal Court of Appeal Decision
2017-03-31 Notice of Appeal to the Federal Court
2017-03-29 Federal Court Order
2017-03-13 Letter in response to CSCJA
2017-03-08 Letter from CSCJA
2017-03-13 Letter in response to Mr Gover
2017-03-08 Letter from Mr Gover
2017-03-01 Letter in response to IBA
2017-02-28 Letter from IBA
2017-02-15 Notice of Application
2017-02-08 Decision of the Review Panel
March 2017
Proceedings and reports regarding Mr Robin Camp
Federal Court
2017-03-08 Report to Minister
2017-03-08 Reasons for voting against motion
2017-02-23 Supplementary Submissions of Justice Camp
2017-02-08 Letter to Mr Addario - Council Decision regarding a Request for Oral Hearing
2017-02-08 Letter to Mr Addario - Dissenting reasons of certain members regarding a Request for Oral Hearing
2017-02-08 Letter to judge's counsel - Request For Submissions
2017-01-06 Justice Camp's response to the Inquiry Committee report
2016-12-19 CJC decision regarding a request to make oral representations
2016-11-29 Inquiry Committee Report
2016-09-12 Inquiry Transcripts
2016-09-12 Closing Submissions of Justice Camp
2016-09-06 Opening Submissions of Justice Camp
2016-09-07 Exhibit # 5 - Justice Deborah McCawley - Reading list
2016-09-08 Exhibit # 8 - Professor B. Cossman - Reading list
2016-09-08 Exhibit #9 - Dr. Lori Haskell - Reading list
2016-09-09 Exhibit # 10 - Letter from Justice Camp*
2016-09-09 Exhibit # 11 - Letter to CJ Crampton
2016-09-09 Exhibit # 12 - Syllabus*
2016-09-12 Exhibit # 13 - New Judges Training Program
2016-09-09 Ethical Principles for Judges
2016-09-08 Exhibts - Agreed Statement of Facts*
2016-09-08 Agreed Statement of Facts
2016-09-06 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
2016-09-06 Pre-Hearing Submissions of Presenting Counsel
2016-09-01 Notice of Motion Regarding Publication Ban
2016-08-26 Notice of Motion Regarding Publication Ban
2016-08-26 Submission WAVAW and BSCC
2016-07-26 Reasons for Order related to Interveners
2016-07-14 Notice of Allegations (technical amendment)
2016-07-08 Order Interveners
2016-07-04 Notice of Response
2016-06-11 Directions from inquiry committee
2016-05-26 Correspondence
2016-05-24 Correspondence
2016-05-18 Correspondence
2016-05-04 Directions to Potential Interveners
2016-05-02 Notice of Allegations
2016-04-22 Directions to Counsel
2014-06-05 Redacted transcript of Trial (R.V. WAGAR)
December 2015
Proceedings and reports regarding Mr Justice Michel Déziel
Superior Court of Quebec
2015-12-02 Report of the Canadian Judicial Council to the Minister of Justice
2015-06-03 Report of the Inquiry Committee to the Canadian Judicial Council
2015-03-06 Independent lawyer's request for severing of inquiry (French only)
2015-02-27 C-5 - Joint Procedure File (French only)*
2015-02-23 C-4 - Letter from Me Gauthier to Me Zaor (French only)
2015-02-23 C-3 - Letter to Me Zaor from Me Gagné (French only)*
2015-02-19 C-2 - Letter to Me Gagné from Me Zaor (French only)
2015-02-09 C-1 - Letter to Me Zaor by Martin Cossette, Lieutenant (French only)
2015-01-26 Notice of Allegations
May 2015
Proceedings and reports regarding Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas
Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba
2014-11-24 Ruling of the Inquiry Committee to adjourn
2014-11-19 Ruling of Inquiry Committee regarding disclosure of clinical notes
2014-11-04 Ruling of the Inquiry Committee on Preliminary Motions of Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas
2014-10-15 Submissions of Douglas, ACJ on the Preliminary Motion
2014-10-13 Ruling on venue of the Preliminary Motions
2014-10-08 Motion Record of Douglas ACJ on the venue of the Preliminary Motions
2014-10-08 Douglas ACJ Responding factum on Independent Counsel
2014-10-08 Notice of Motion by Independent Counsel for Directions
2014-10-06 Representations of Independent Counsel on venue
2014-09-04 Notice of Independent Counsel's intention to seek directions from the Inquiry Committee
2014-08-20 Notice of Allegations
2014-04-09 CJC correspondence re Independent Counsel
2014-04-09 CJC correspondence re Independent Counsel Letter 1
2014-04-09 CJC correspondence re Independent Counsel Letter 2
2014-04-09 CJC correspondence re Independent Counsel Letter 3
2014-04-09 CJC correspondence re Independent Counsel Letter 4
2014-04-09 CJC correspondence re Independent Counsel Letter 5
2014-04-22 Notice of Appeal T-1567-12
2014-03-28 Federal Court Reasons and Judgment T-1567-12
2013-11-20 Reasons for Resignation of the Inquiry Committee
2013-09-23 Federal Court Order T-1567-12
2013-09-13 Federal Court Order T-1567-12
2013-07-12 Federal Court Orders T-1567-12 Interveners
2013-07-12 Federal Court Orders T-1567-12 Stay
2013-06-11 Federal Court Order T-1567-12
2013-03-28 Direction from the Inquiry Committee in respect of a request for access to transcripts and exhibits Submissions of judge's counsel
2013-04-04 Direction from the Inquiry Committee in respect of a request for access to transcripts and exhibits Submissions of Mr Chapman's counsel
2013-04-06 Direction from the Inquiry Committee in respect of a request for access to transcripts and exhibits Submissions of Independent Counsel
2013-04-24 Direction from the Inquiry Committee in respect of a request for access to transcripts and exhibits Reply to counsel submissions by the Lawyers Weekly
2013-05-23 Direction from the Inquiry Committee in respect of a request for access to transcripts and exhibits Committee direction (letter from Committee counsel)
2013-04-30 Federal Court Orders T-1567-12
2013-04-30 Federal Court Orders T-1789-12
2012-11-01 Federal Court Orders T-1567-12
2012-11-01 Federal Court Orders T-1789-12
2012-09-26 Application for Judicial Review submitted by Alex Chapman
2012-08-20 Application for Judicial Review submitted by Independent Counsel
2012-08-20 Application for Judicial Review submitted by the Hon. Lori Douglas
2012-08-20 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
2012-07-16 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.
2012-07-12 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.*
2012-07-11 Ruling of the Inquiry Committee with respect to the application of Alex chapman for standing and the funding of legal counsel
2012-06-22 Order of the Inquiry Committee concerning the Hon. Lori Douglas with respect to the use of Personal Electronic Devices
2012-06-22 Ruling of the Inquiry Committee concerning the Hon. Lori Douglas with respect to the validity of Complaint 2 and admissibility of certain computer discs
2012-06-13 Response to the allegations
2012-05-29 Notice of allegations
2012-05-19 Transcript of the hearing
2012-05-15 Ruling of the Inquiry Committee concerning the Hon. Lori Douglas with respect to certain Preliminary Issues
March 2009
Proceedings and reports regarding Mr Justice Paul Cosgrove
Superior Court of Justice of Ontario.
2009-03-30 Report of the CJC to the Minister of Justice
2009-03-06 Transcript of the Special Meeting of the CJC on 6 March 2009
2009-02-09 Written submissions presented by Independent Counsel Brief of Authorities
2009-01-26 Written submissions presented on behalf of Justice Cosgrove Book of documents index
2008-11-27 Inquiry Committee Report
2003-12-04 Inquiry Committee Report Appendix A
2004-04-22 Inquiry Committee Report Appendix B
2004-04-22 Inquiry Committee Report Appendix C
2004-04-22 Inquiry Committee Report Appendix D
2003-12-04 Inquiry Committee Report Appendix E
2008-09-11 Transcript of the Inquiry Committee proceedings
2008-09-10 Transcript of the Inquiry Committee proceedings
2008-09-08 Transcript of the Inquiry Committee proceedings
2008-09-08 Transcript of the Inquiry Committee proceedings
2008-09-05 Transcript of the Inquiry Committee proceedings
2008-09-04 Transcript of the Inquiry Committee proceedings
2008-09-03 Transcript of the Inquiry Committee proceedings
2008-09-02 Transcript of the Inquiry Committee proceedings
2008-08-11 Federal Court decision, 11 August 2008
2008-02-29 Notice of particulars to Justice Cosgrove
2008-02-29 Notice of Appeal by the Attorney General of Canada
2005-10-26 Decision of the Federal Court of Canada (Constitutionality of s. 63(1) of the Judges Act)
2005-01-20 Application for Judicial Review by Mr Justice Paul Cosgrove
2004-12-16 Inquiry Committee Reasons (Constitutionality of s. 63(1) of the Judges Act)
2004-12-16 Appendix A (to the Inquiry Committee Reasons)
2004-12-16 Appendix B (to the Inquiry Committee Reasons)
2004-12-03 Factum of the Honourable Justice Paul Cosgrove
2004-12-03 Factum of the Independent Counsel (Regarding the Constitutionality of s. 63(1) of the Judges Act)
2004-11-29 Factum of the Attorney General of Canada
2004-11-29 Factum of the Attorney General of Ontario
2004-11-29 Factum of the Canadian Superior Court Judges Association (29 November 2004)
2004-11-29 Factum of the Criminal Lawyers Association
2004-10-18 Motion Record of the Honourable Justice Paul Cosgrove
2003-12-04 Responding Motion Record of Independent Counsel (Regarding the Constitutionality of s. 63(1) of the Judges Act).
December 2008
Proceedings and reports regarding Mr Justice Theodore Matlow
Ontario Superior Court of Justice
2008-12-03 Report of the CJC to the Minister of Justice
2008-07-24 Transcript of the Special Meeting of the CJC on 21 July 2008
2008-07-21 Special Meeting of the Canadian Judicial Council on 21 July 2008
2008-07-14 Written submissions presented by the Independent Counsel
2008-07-14 Book of Authorities
2008-06-27 Written submissions presented on behalf of Justice Matlow 3
2008-06-26 Judicial Review Application filed on behalf of Justice Matlow
2008-06-26 Executive Summary of the Inquiry Committee Report
2008-05-28 Inquiry Committee Report 2
2006-01-31 Inquiry Committee Report Appendix I
2007-12-07 Inquiry Committee Report Appendix II
2007-12-04 Inquiry Committee Report Appendix III
2007-12-04 Inquiry Committee Report Appendix IV
2008-04-08 Transcript of the Inquiry Committee Proceedings
2008-01-08 Transcript of the Inquiry Committee Proceedings
2008-01-09 Transcript of the Inquiry Committee Proceedings
2008-01-10 Transcript of the Inquiry Committee Proceedings
2007-11-19 Transcript of the Inquiry Committee proceedings
December 2003
Inquiry Committee’s report to the Minister of Justice regarding Mr Justice Jean-Guy Boilard
Superior Court of Quebec
2019-04-25 Inquiry Committee’s report to the Minister of Justice regarding Mr Justice Jean-Guy Boilard of the Superior Court of Quebec
March 2003
Inquiry Committee’s report to the Minister of Justice regarding Mr Justice Bernard Flynn
Superior Court of Quebec
2003-03-01 Inquiry Committee’s report to the Minister of Justice regarding Mr Justice Bernard Flynn of the Superior Court of Quebec.
April 1999
Inquiry Committee’s decision on preliminary issues in the case of Mr Justice Robert Flahiff
Superior Court of Quebec
1999-04-01 Inquiry Committee’s decision on preliminary issues in the case of Mr Justice Robert Flahiff of the Superior Court of Quebec.
June 1996
Inquiry Committees’ report to the Minister of Justice regarding Mr Justice Jean Bienvenue
Superior Court of Quebec
1996-06-01 Inquiry Committees’ report to the Minister of Justice regarding Mr Justice Jean Bienvenue of the Superior Court of Quebec.
February 1994
Inquiry Committee’s decision regarding its jurisdiction to conduct an inquiry about Mr Justice Gratton
Ontario Court of Justice
1994-02-01 Inquiry Committee’s decision regarding its jurisdiction to conduct an inquiry about Mr Justice Gratton of the Ontario Court of Justice.
August 1990
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.
not specificied
1990-08-01 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.