Organization Profile - Military Judges Compensation Committee

Military Judges Compensation Committee

Minister Responsible

Minister of National Defence

Mandate

The Military Judges Compensation Committee has a mandate to inquire into the adequacy of the remuneration of military judges, taking into account the prevailing economic conditions in Canada, including the cost of living and the overall economic and current financial position of the federal government; the role of financial security of military judges in ensuring judicial independence; the need to attract outstanding officers as military judges; and any other objective criteria that the Committee considers relevant.

Appointment Provisions

National Defence Act

The Military Judges Compensation Committee shall commence an inquiry on September 1, 1999, and on every September 1 of every fourth year after 1999.

The Military Judges Compensation Committee consists of three part-time members appointed by the Governor in Council as follows:

  • one person nominated by the military judges;
  • one person nominated by the Minister; and
  • one person, who shall act as Chairperson, nominated by the members who are nominated by the military judges and by the Minister.

Each member holds office during good behaviour for a term of four years, and may be removed for cause at any time by the Governor in Council.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of a member, the Governor in Council may appoint as a substitute temporary member a person to hold office for the remainder of the term.

A member is eligible to be re-appointed for one further term if re-nominated.

Quorum

A quorum of the Committee consists of all three members.

The compensation committee shall commence an inquiry on September 1, 2015, and on September 1 of every fourth year after 2015, and shall submit a report containing its recommendations to the Minister within nine months after the day on which the inquiry commenced. The compensation committee may, with the consent of the Minister and the military judges, postpone the commencement of a quadrennial inquiry.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by GiC: Incumbent;
    per diem ($650 - $750)

Member (Nominated By The Military Judges)

  • Fixed by GiC: Incumbent;
    per diem ($600 - $700)

Member (Nominated By The Minister)

  • Fixed by GiC: Incumbent;
    per diem ($600 - $700)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson
1 Vacant Position
Member (Nominated by the military judges)
1 Vacant Position
Member (Nominated by the Minister)
1 Vacant Position
Total vacancies: 3