Justices of the peace compensation commissions

An independent commission reviews the compensation of Alberta justices of the peace and recommends changes to it every 4 years.


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.

On June 6, 2017, the 2013 commission submitted its recommendations to the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General.


View the reports of past justices of the peace compensation commissions


To learn more, contact:

Ruth Fast
Legal Counsel
310-0000 toll-free in Alberta