The first quadrennial Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission was established 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. Subsequently, Commissions were established in 2003 and 2007 respectively.
The fourth Commission is now established to review judicial compensation and examine other outstanding issues. New Commissioners, appointed for four years, are Mr. Brian M. Levitt (Chair), Mr. Paul Tellier and Mr. Mark L. Siegel. These appointments are effective until August 31, 2015.