Organization Profile - Competition Tribunal

Competition Tribunal

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Minister Responsible

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Appointment Provisions

Competition Tribunal Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-36.4/page-1.html#h-4

The Tribunal is comprised of not more than six members to be appointed from among the judges of the Federal Court - Trial Division by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, and not more than eight other members to be appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister. The Governor in Council shall designate one of the judicial members to be Chairman of the Tribunal.

Each judicial member shall be appointed for a term not exceeding seven years and holds office so long as he/she remains a judge of the Federal Court. In accordance with the Federal Court Act, judges hold office during good behaviour. They cease to hold office on attaining the age of seventy-five years.

Each lay member shall be appointed for a term not exceeding seven years and holds office during good behaviour but may be removed by the Governor in Council for cause.

A member of the Tribunal, on the expiration of a first or any subsequent term of office, is eligible to be re-appointed for a further term.

The Chairman has supervision over and direction of the work of the Tribunal, including, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, the allocation of the work of the members thereof. Where the office of Chairman is vacant, or the Chairman is absent from Canada or is for any reason unable to act, the powers of the Chairman shall be exercised and the duties performed by the senior judicial member who is in Canada and is able and willing to act.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of a member of the Tribunal, the Governor in Council may appoint a temporary substitute member for such period of time as the Governor in Council prescribes.

Every member of the Tribunal shall, before entering on the duties of his/her office, take an oath that he/she will duly and faithfully, and to the best of his/her skill and knowledge, execute the powers and trusts reposed in him/her as a member of the Tribunal.

The oath shall be administered to the Chairman of the Tribunal before the Chief Justice of the Federal Court, and to the other members by the Chairman, or in his/her absence or incapacity, by any other member.

A person may continue to act as a member of the Tribunal after the expiration of his/her term of appointment in respect of any matter in which the member became engaged during the term of his/her appointment.

Quorum

Five members of the Tribunal, at least three of whom are judicial members, constitute a quorum of the Tribunal for the purposes of making rules under this section.

Remuneration

Chairman and Judicial Member

  • Paid under the Judges Act

Judicial Member

  • Paid under the Judges Act

Lay Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($715 - $840)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairman & Judicial Member
Gascon, Denis
Montréal, Quebec
During Pleasure
2015-04-30
2022-04-29
Judicial Members
Barnes, Robert L.
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2015-04-30
2021-04-29
Crampton, Paul S.
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2015-04-30
2022-04-29
Gagné, Jocelyne
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2016-12-21
2023-12-20
Phelan, Michael L.
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2016-12-21
2023-12-20
Lay Members
Askanas, Wiktor
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-07-14
2018-07-13
McFetridge, Donald G.
Ottawa, Ontario
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2012-06-21
2019-06-20
Schwartz, Lawrence P.
Toronto, Ontario
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-02-05
2020-02-04
5 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 5