Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission


The first quadrennial Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission was appointed in September 1999, pursuant to the Judges Act. Its mandate was to review and make recommendations to the Minister of Justice with regard to the compensation and benefits of federally appointed judges. The second quadrennial Commission has now been established to review judicial compensation and examine any outstanding issues. Commissioners are Roderick A. McLennan (Chair), Gretta Chambers and Earl A. Cherniak. They are appointed for four years. The final report of the second quadrennial Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission was delivered to the Minister of Justice on Monday May 31, 2004, pursuant to the provisions of Section 26(2) of the Judges Act.

The report is now public and accessible on this website (please see below). It is also possible to obtain a hard copy from the Executive Director at the Commission's office in Ottawa.


Mandate (see Department of Justice October 2, 2003 Judicial Appointment)

Press release


Important dates

Information and Submissions to the Commission

[New] Second Quadrennial Commission - Final Report of May 31, 2004 (HTML, PDF)

Appendix 1: Orders-in-Council (HTML, PDF)

Appendix 2: Legislation Tying the Compensation of Other Individuals to Judicial Salaries (HTML, PDF)

Appendix 3: Case Law (HTML, PDF)

Appendix 4: Public Notice and List of Newspapers (HTML, PDF)

Appendix 5: List of Submissions Received by the Commission (HTML, PDF)

Appendix 6: Public Hearings: List of Presentations - February 3 and 4, 2004 (HTML, PDF)

Appendix 7: List of Individuals Whose Salaries Are Tied to Judicial Salaries (HTML, PDF)

Appendix 8: Letter from Morneau Sobeco (HTML, PDF)

Appendix 9: Letters from Individuals Who Replied to the Submission on a Salary Differential for Puisne Judges in the Appeal Courts of Canada (HTML, PDF)

All Appendices in one PDF file (PDF)

Government response


Minister of Justice Responds to the 2003 Quadrennial Commission on Judicial Compensation and Benefits
November 30, 2004 News Release
Government response (PDF)

Other Important Documents and Links

Commission's Archives: 1999


Modified: 2004-11-30