Organization Profile - Specific Claims Tribunal

Specific Claims Tribunal

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Minister Responsible

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Appointment Provisions

Specific Claims Tribunal Act

The Governor in Council shall establish a roster of 6 to 18 superior court judges to act as members of the Tribunal.

The Chairperson and other members shall be appointed from the roster by the Governor in Council.

The Tribunal shall consist of:

  • no more than six full-time members; or
  • any number of part-time members, or combination of full-time and part-time members, so long as the combined time devoted to their functions and duties does not exceed the combined time that would be devoted by six full-time members.

Each member shall be appointed for a term not exceeding five years and holds office so long as he or she remains a superior court judge.

Each member, on the expiry of the first term of office, is eligible to be reappointed for one further term.

If the office of Chairperson is vacant, or the Chairperson is absent or is for any reason unable to act, the powers of the Chairperson shall be exercised and the duties performed by the member who is the senior judge and is able and willing to act.

A judge who has ceased to be a member, for any reason other than removal, may, with the authorization of the Chairperson, perform and complete any functions or duties that they would otherwise have had if they had not ceased to be a member and that are in connection with any matter in which that judge became engaged while holding office as a member, and a judge so authorized is, for that purpose, deemed to be a member of the Tribunal.

No judge who has ceased to be a member may, after the expiry of 120 days after ceasing to be a member, take part in the disposition of any matter under the authority granted by the Chairperson.

Remuneration

Candidate - Roster Of Candidates

  • No Statutory Provision

Chairperson

  • Paid under the Judges Act

Members

  • Paid under the Judges Act

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson
Slade, Harry A.
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2009-12-11
2020-12-10
Members
Grist, William G. E.
Chilliwack, British Columbia
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2016-05-18
2018-05-17
Mayer, Paul
Montréal, Quebec
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2016-05-18
2018-05-17
Whalen, W. Lawrence
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2012-12-13
2019-04-01
14 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 14