227. A judge who reaches 70 years of age is eligible for retirement with a pension. A judge who suffers from a total and permanent disability preventing him from holding office is eligible for retirement with a pension from the day on which he ceases to be entitled to benefits under a social benefits plan established under section 122, as replacement for his salary. However, if a judge is entitled to such benefits before 1 January 1992, he is eligible for retirement with a pension not later than 31 December in the year in which he reaches 71 years of age even if he continues to receive such benefits. Total and permanent disability shall be established, on the basis of medical opinion and after inquiry, by the Conseil de la magistrature.
However, if, pursuant to section 92.1, the Government authorizes a judge who has reached 70 years of age to continue to hold office, the judge will be eligible for retirement with a pension upon ceasing to hold office or not later than 31 December of the year in which he reaches 71 years of age. In the latter case, his salary shall be reduced, from that date, in accordance with section 118.
1978, c. 19, s. 33; 1990, c. 44, s. 9; 1991, c. 79, s. 7.