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The Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission was established under s. 26(1) of the Judges Act to examine, at least every four years, the adequacy of the salaries and other amounts payable to federally-appointed judges under this Act, and inquire into the adequacy of judgesí benefits generally.
The Commission consists of three members. One member is nominated by the judiciary, and in the case of this Commission, that member is Mr. Paul Tellier. The second member is nominated by the federal Minister of Justice; in this instance, that nominee is Mr. Wayne McCutcheon. †Finally, these two members together selected Ms. Sheila Block as the Chair of the Commission.
The Commission began its inquiry at the end of September 2007 and will submit a report containing its recommendations to the Minister of Justice of Canada within nine months after the date of commencement, thus on May 31, 2008.
In conducting its inquiry, the Commission examines the various submissions it receives keeping in mind the following factors:
Finally, the Minister of Justice shall respond to the Commissionís report within six months after receiving it.