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T-16, r. 1
- Judicial code of ethics
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T-16, r. 1
Judicial code of ethics
COURTS OF JUSTICE — JUDICIAL CODE OF ETHICS
Courts of Justice Act
(chapter T-16, s. 261)
The judge should render justice within the framework of the law.
O.C. 643-82, s. 1
The judge should perform the duties of his office with integrity, dignity and honour.
O.C. 643-82, s. 2
The judge has a duty to foster his professional competence.
O.C. 643-82, s. 3
The judge should avoid any conflict of interest and refrain from placing himself in a position where he cannot faithfully carry out his functions.
O.C. 643-82, s. 4
The judge should be, and be seen to be, impartial and objective.
O.C. 643-82, s. 5
The judge should perform the duties of his office diligently and devote himself entirely to the exercise of his judicial functions.
O.C. 643-82, s. 6
The judge should refrain from any activity which is not compatible with his judicial office.
O.C. 643-82, s. 7
In public, the judge should act in a reserved, serene and courteous manner.
O.C. 643-82, s. 8
The judge should submit to the administrative directives of his chief judge, within the performance of his duties.
O.C. 643-82, s. 9
The judge should uphold the integrity and defend the independence of the judiciary, in the best interest of justice and society.
O.C. 643-82, s. 10
O.C. 643-82, 1982 G.O. 2, 1253; Suppl. 1271
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