CBA speaks out in favour of judicial independence

  • April 29, 2016

Canadian Bar Association President Janet Fuhrer and Hugh Wright, vice-chair of the CBA’s Judicial Compensation and Benefits Committee, appeared before the fifth quadrennial Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission.

On April 29, they explained to the Commission that the CBA has a long tradition of speaking out in favour of judicial independence, and of working actively against potential political interference in the appointment and compensation of judges in Canada.

The CBA does not represent or advocate on behalf of either the government or the judiciary, nor does it speak on behalf of any other external group. Rather, our submissions are intended to assist the Commission in its work, so the process of determining judicial compensation and the substantive outcome of that process properly and fairly reflect the imperative of appropriate judicial compensation.

Read the CBA submission