Organization Profile - Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs

Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs

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Minister Responsible

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Mandate

The Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs (FJA) was created in 1978 to safeguard the independence of the judiciary and put federally appointed judges at arm's length from the Department of Justice. The Office's mandate extends to promoting better administration of justice and providing support for the federal judiciary. In supporting federal judicial activities, the Office strives to meet three priorities: protecting the independence of the judiciary; achieving greater administrative efficiency in the judiciary using up-to-date technology; and supporting the judiciary and providing central administrative services to judges.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

Judges Act

The Commissioner is appointed by the Governor in Council, after consultation by the Minister of Justice with the Canadian Judicial Council or such committee thereof as is named for the purpose by the Canadian Judicial Council. The Commissioner shall have the rank and status of a deputy head of a department.

Consultation

The Judges Act specifies that the Commissioner is appointed by the Governor in Council, after consultation by the Minister of Justice with the Canadian Judicial Council or such committee thereof as is named for the purpose by the Canadian Judicial Council.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Commissioner
Giroux, Marc A.
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-06-21
2022-06-20