Acts and Regulations

The Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada (FJA) was established in 1978 to safeguard the independence of the judiciary and provide federally appointed judges with administrative services independent of the Department of Justice.

What we do

As a department, FJA is responsible for the following:

All of the government's Acts and Regulations can be found on the Justice Canada Website.

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Judges Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. J-1)


Annuities Payable to Survivors and Children of Judges Regulations (C.R.C., c. 985)

Canadian Judicial Council Inquiries and Investigations By-laws (SOR/2002-371)

Division of Judges' Annuity Benefits Regulations (SOR/2008-252)

Enhanced Survivor Annuity Regulations (SOR/2001-282)

Judges Act (Removal Allowance) Order (C.R.C., c. 984)

Optional Survivor Annuity Regulations (SOR/2001-283)

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(b) the regulations, as registered by the Clerk of the Privy Council and published in Part II of the Canada Gazette.