The Supreme Court of Canada has imposed a constitutional obligation on provincial governments to use an independent commission process to set the compensation for judicial officers, including justices of the peace.

Three pieces of provincial legislation are relevant to the justices of the peace compensation commission process:

2013 commission

The 2013 Justices of the Peace Compensation Commission reviewed and recommended changes in compensation for justices of the peace for the period of April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2017.

The 2013 commission recommendations were accepted by the Government of Alberta in November 2017.


View the reports of past justices of the peace compensation commissions


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)