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:
- Judicature Act
- outlines the commissions’ functions
- Justice of the Peace Regulation (PDF, 335 KB)
- sets out the jurisdiction and compensation of justices of the peace
- compensation commission regulation
- used to create a specific commission
- for example, the Justices of the Peace 2013 Compensation Commission Regulation was used to create the 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.
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