S-3 , 44th Parliament, 1st session November 22, 2021, to present

An Act to amend the Judges Act
Bill type
Senate Government Bill
This bill was dropped from the Senate Order Paper on December 15, 2021
See explanatory note below


End of stage activity
Introduction and first reading, December 1, 2021
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 1, 2021
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 7, 2021
Sitting 8
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On December 15 2021, with leave of the Senate, the Order of the Day for the second reading of Bill S-3 was discharged and the bill withdrawn.


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Major speeches at second reading


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December 7, 2021 Sponsor’s speech(Sitting 8) Pierre Dalphond (Progressive Senate Group)


Legislative summary

A legislative summary is currently being prepared for this bill by the Parliamentary Information and Research Service of the Library of Parliament. Meanwhile, the following executive summary is available.

On 1 December 2021, Sen. Marc Gold introduced Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Judges Act in the Senate and it was given first reading.

Bill S-3 amends the Judges Act to replace the process through which the conduct of federally appointed judges is reviewed by the Canadian Judicial Council. It establishes a new process for reviewing allegations of misconduct that are not serious enough to warrant a judge’s removal from office and makes changes to the process by which recommendations regarding removal from office can be made to the Minister of Justice. As with the provisions it replaces, this new process also applies to persons, other than judges, who are appointed under an Act of Parliament to hold office during good behaviour.

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