Conduct and Accountability

Judges, while independent, are accountable for their conduct. By virtue of the Judges Act, the Canadian Judicial Council – a body of superior court Chief Justices and Associate Chief Justices – has a statutory mandate to investigate formal complaints that accuse a superior court judge of misconduct or of being unfit for office. The CSCJA provides advice to its members on how the process works, how to respond to a complaint and the services available to assist the judge in responding to a complaint.