T-16 - Courts of Justice Act

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88. No person shall be appointed a judge unless he has been previously selected according to the procedure established by Government regulation for the selection of persons apt for appointment as judges. The Government may, in particular,
(1)  determine the procedure by which a person may become a candidate for the office of judge;
(2)  authorize the Minister of Justice to establish a selection committee to assess the competence of candidates for the office of judge and advise him in that respect;
(3)  fix the composition and mode of appointment of the members of the committee;
(4)  determine the criteria of selection that the committee is to consider;
(5)  determine the information that the committee may require from a candidate and the consultations it may make.
Members of the selection committee are not entitled to remuneration, except in such cases, under such conditions and to such extent as may be determined by the Government. Expenses incurred in the exercise of their functions shall however be reimbursed, subject to the conditions and to the extent determined by the Government.
R. S. 1964, c. 20, s. 79; 1988, c. 21, s. 30.
88. The Court of the Sessions of the Peace shall be held, at the times and in the manner hereinafter prescribed, in each district of Québec, and shall be presided over by a judge of the sessions.
R. S. 1964, c. 20, s. 79.