Provincial Judges Remuneration Commission
- Treasury Board Secretariat
13TH FLOOR, FERGUSON BLOCK,, 77 WELLESLEY STREET WEST,
- (416) 325-4141
- (416) 327-8402
- COURTS OF JUSTICE ACT, RSO 1990, C. C.43, S. 51 (opens a new window)
- O. REG. 407/93 (opens a new window)
The function of the commission is to inquire into and make recommendations relating to the salaries, pensions, and benefits for Ontario provincial judges. After receiving written and oral submissions from the parties, the commission provides a report to the Chair of Management Board of Cabinet. The commission's recommendations on salaries and benefits are binding on the government, but the recommendations on pensions are not binding. The commission reports to the Chair, Management Board of Cabinet. The Ministry of the Attorney General is responsible for funding.
The commission is composed of three members. (a) One member is appointed by the associations representing provincial judges, (b) one member is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and (c) the chair is appointed jointly by the judges' associations and the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
The term of office for members of the commission begins on July 1st in the year the inquiry is conducted. Commission members serve for four years and are eligible for reappointment. When a vacancy occurs, a new member is appointed to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.
Appointees to the Provincial Judges Remuneration Commission have their remuneration fixed by the Management Board