Constitutional obligation

The Supreme Court of Canada determined there is a constitutional obligation on governments to set compensation for judicial officers through a commission process that is:

  • independent
  • objective
  • effective

Public hearing

An independent Justices of the Peace 2017 Compensation Commission (2017 JPCC) has been established under the Judicature Act to review and recommend the appropriate level of compensation for justices of the peace, for the period of April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2021.

When and where

10:00 am – 4:30 pm
February 24th and February 25th, 2020

Law Courts
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 0R2

Electronic written submissions

The deadline to send electronic written submissions is by or at noon on January 31, 2020.

The JPCC invites electronic written submissions on the appropriate level of compensation for justices of the peace for the period of April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2021.

Links to all written submissions received by the JPCC will be posted on this page.

A person who has filed a written submission may be required to attend the public hearing and respond to questions from:

  • the JPCC
  • counsel for the Government of Alberta
  • counsel for the Society of Justices of the Peace in Alberta

Written submission details

A written submission should include:

  • your name
  • your mailing address
  • your email address
  • your telephone number
  • a summary of your comments if they are lengthy

The JPCC may permit oral submissions during the public hearing – indicate if you want to make an oral submission in addition to your written submission.

Written submission deadline

The deadline to send electronic written submissions is by or at noon on January 31, 2020.

Please send your submission to:
Ruth Fast
Legal Counsel
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
Email: ruth.fast@gov.ab.ca

Posted submissions

Links to electronic written submissions will be posted once they are available.

Legislation

The JPCC is governed by:

Reports

Read Justices of the Peace Compensation Commission reports.

Contact

To learn more, contact:

Ruth Fast
Legal Counsel
Email: ruth.fast@gov.ab.ca
Phone: 780-644-7696
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)