Justices of the Peace Compensation Commission – Notice of Hearing and Request for Submissions

December 18, 2023

In 1997, the Supreme Court of Canada determined that there is a constitutional obligation on governments to set compensation for judicial officers through an independent, objective and effective commission process.

An independent Judicial Compensation Commission has been established under Alberta’s Judicature Act to review and recommend the appropriate level of compensation for the Alberta Court of Justice justices of the peace, for the period April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2025.

The Commission will be holding a public hearing on February 8 and 9, 2024 at the Edmonton Law Courts building, 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square.

The Commission is inviting written submissions from interested members of the public on the appropriate level of compensation for the justices of the peace for the time period of April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2025. Please send electronic written submissions on or before January 11, 2024 to:

Ruth Fast
Legal Counsel, Alberta Justice
E-mail: jus.judicialcomp@gov.ab.ca

Submissions should include your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Please provide a summary of your submissions if they are lengthy. The Commission may permit oral submissions during the public hearing. Please indicate whether or not you wish to make an oral submission in addition to your written submission.

Please note that the Commission may require a person who has filed written submissions to attend and respond to questions from either counsel for the Government of Alberta or counsel for the Society of the Justices of the Peace, or both, as well as from the Commission.

All written submissions received by the Commission will be posted at Justices of the peace compensation commissions website.

For further information, contact Ruth Fast of Alberta Justice by e-mail at jus.judicialcomp@gov.ab.ca or by phone at 780-644-7696 To call toll free, first dial 310-0000 and ask to be connected to 780- 644-7696.