The Canadian Judicial Council is a federal body created under the Judges Act (R.S., 1985, c. J-1), with the mandate to "promote efficiency, uniformity, and accountability, and to improve quality of judicial service in the superior courts of Canada". The Council is also mandated to review "any complaint or allegation" against a superior court judge. These are appointed by the federal government. In most provinces, there is a provincial judicial council mandated in regard to provincially-appointed judges.
The Council is chaired by the Chief Justice of Canada, currently the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin. There are 38 other Council members, who are the chief justices and associate chief justices of Canada's superior courts, the senior judges of the territorial courts, and the Chief Justice of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada.
... (Family Division) and a member of the Canadian Judicial Council ... a formal complaint regarding Douglas was filed with the Canadian Judicial Council concerning an alleged sexual harassment incident in 2003 ... On January 5, 2011 the Canadian Judicial Council determined that the matter of the complaints against Douglas merited further investigation and referred to a review panel ...
... Cosgrove's judicial circuit was in eastern Ontario with his court based in Brockville, Ontario ... Cosgrove complained to the Canadian Judicial Council that the scheduled hearing was unconstitutional and damaging to judicial independence ... This chilling effect undermines and is wholly inconsistent with judicial independence ...
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