Calls for Candidates - Presiding Justices of the Peace

The "Calls for Candidates - Presiding Justices of the Peace" component covers positions as justice of the peace to be filled. It also sets out the eligibility requirements for submitting candidacies and the rules governing the procedure for selecting people qualified to be appointed as judges. The component is updated regularly.

Image Cour du Québec Who can be a presiding justice of the peace?


Article 162 Courts of Justice Act (R.S.Q., chapter T-16) :

162. Presiding justices of the peace are appointed from among advocates having at least ten years'practice.

Pertinent legal experience.

The years during which a person acquired pertinent legal experience after obtaining a diploma of admission to the Barreau du Québec or a certificate of competence to practice the profession of advocat in Québec may be considered
.

Image Cour du Québec Procedure for selection


The Regulation respecting the selection procedure of candidates for the office of judge of the Court of Québec, municipal court judge and presiding justice of the peace, Courts of Justice Act (R.S.Q., c. T-16, r. 4.1) :

" Where a judge must be appointed and after having taken in consideration the needs expressed by the chief judge of the Court of Québec or, as the case may be, the needs expressed by the municipality in which the chief-place of the municipal court is located and by the associate chief judge of the Court of Québec who is responsible for municipal courts, the secretary holds, at the Minister's request, a competition and publishes in the Journal of the Barreau du Québec and on the website of the Ministère de la Justice a notice inviting interested persons to submit their application."

A single competition may be held for various offices of judge of the Court of Québec for the same division or divisions or for various offices of presiding justice of the peace, as the case may be, if

(1)    the place of residence pertaining to those offices is the same; or

(2)    the place of residence pertaining to those offices is situated in the territory comprised of the territories of the cities of Montréal, Laval and Longueuil.

A single competition may also be held for various judicial offices for the same municipal court.

"The notice includes the following information:

(1)    the legal conditions of eligibility for judicial office;

(2)    the court and the division, if applicable, where an office is vacant;

(3)    the place where the judge's residence will be established, if applicable;

(4)    the requirement that interested persons submit their application to the secretariat for the selection of candidates for judicial office on the form appearing in Schedule A and provide the documents required in support of their application;

(5)    the selection criteria provided for in section 25 used to assess the application of every candidate met by a selection committee;

(6)    the address of the secretariat; and

(7)    the final date for submitting one's application
"


TABLE OF POSITIONS AS JUSTICE OF THE PEACES TO BE FILLED


* Revised and updated on November 16, 2017
Vacancy
(Municipality and
division(s))
Origin of vacancy Vacancy
effective date
Date of publication request by the Chief judge Date of publication in the Journal du Barreau Deadline to submitting application and competition no. Date when selection committee was formed Date of selection committee's report to Name and date of appointment of new presiding justice of the peace
 
Granby Granby
(Monique Perron)
2017-05-31 2017-06-02 2017-06-01 2017-08-25
JPM-2017-016 
2017-10-05 2017-10-30 Caroline Meilleur
2017-11-15
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
(Patricia Compagnone)
2017-03-27 2017-03-31 2017-05-01 2017-05-26
JPM-2017-015
2017-06-16 2017-07-10 Natalie Boisvert
2017-09-20
Montréal Montréal
(Serge Cimon)
2017-03-27 2017-03-31 2017-05-01 2017-05-26
JPM-2017-014 
2017-06-16 2017-07-10 Annie Claude Chassé
2017-09-20
Montréal Montréal
(Guylaine Rivest)
2017-03-27 2017-03-31 2017-05-01 2017-05-26
JPM-2017-014 
2017-06-16 2017-07-10 Pierre-David Cyr
2017-09-20
Sherbrooke Sherbrooke
(Sylvie Desmeules)
2017-05-01 2016-12-05 2017-02-01 2017-02-28
JPM-2017-013
2017-03-23 2017-04-12 Tanya Larocque
2017-05-16
Rouyn-Noranda Rouyn-Noranda
(Marie-Claude Bélanger)
2016-10-06 2016-10-13 2016-12-01 2017-01-27
JPM-2016-012
2017-01-31 2017-04-07 Claude Boulianne
2017-05-16
Joliette Joliette
(Danielle Michaud)
2016-10-11 2016-01-25 2016-04-01 2016-04-29
JPM-2016-011
2016-05-18 2016-07-13 Louis-Philippe Laplante
2016-10-19
Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières
(Pierre Verrette)
2016-04-30 2015-10-26 2015-12-01 2016-01-29
JPM-2015-010
2016-03-16 2016-05-11 Annie Vanasse
2016-08-17
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield New   2015-06-30 2015-09-01 2015-09-25
JPM-2015-009
2015-11-16 2016-02-03 Nancy Lecompte
2016-04-21
Laval New   2015-06-30 2015-09-01 2015-09-25
JPM-2015-008
2015-11-16 2016-02-03 Caroline Roy
2016-04-21
Montréal New   2015-06-30 2015-09-01 2015-09-25
JPM-2015-007
2015-11-16 2016-02-03 Julie Laliberté
2016-04-21
Longueuil Longueil
(Serge Délisle)
2015-06-08 2015-06-25 2015-09-01 2015-09-25
JPM-2015-006
2015-11-16 2016-02-03 Jacques Rouillier
2016-04-21
Longueuil Longueil
(Marc Renaud)
2015-05-13 2015-06-25 2015-09-01 2015-09-25
JPM-2015-006
2015-11-16 2016-02-03 Josée Fontaine
2016-04-21
Saint-Jérôme Vacancy   2015-02-18 2015-04-01 2015-04-24
JPM-2015-005
2015-06-05 2015-07-14 Lucie Marier
2015-08-20
Sept-Îles Sept-Îles
(Louise Gallant)
2014-06-11 2014-09-05 2014-10-01 2014-10-31
JPM-2014-004
2015-01-08 2015-02-05 François Paré
2015-05-13
Montréal Montréal
(Gilles Michaud)
2014-09-08 2014-04-24 2014-06-01 2014-06-27
JPM-2014-003
2014-08-20 2014-09-16 Guylaine Rivest
2014-10-22
Rimouski Rimouski
(Lucie Morissette)
2013-09-25 2013-10-07 2013-11-01 2013-11-29
JPM-2013-002
2014-01-07 2014-02-12 Anne-Marie Sincennes
2014-02-19
Gatineau Gatineau
(Georges Benoît)
2012-05-04 2012-11-02 2012-12-03 2012-12-21
JPM-2012-001
2013-03-20 2013-04-16 Christine Lafrance
2013-06-12
Longueuil New   2011-07-06 2011-08-01 2011-09-06
JPM-18
2011-10-12 2011-12-12 Serge Délisle
2012-03-21
Montréal New   2011-07-06 2011-08-01 2011-09-06
JPM-17
2011-10-12 2011-12-07 Josée De Carufel
2012-03-21
Montréal New   2011-07-06 2011-08-01 2011-09-06
JPM-17
2011-10-12 2011-12-07 Serge Cimon
2012-03-21
Rouyn-Noranda Rouyn-Noranda
(Jean-Gilles Racicot)
2010-01-14 2009-07-14 2009-10-01 2009-10-30
JPM-16
2009-11-20 2009-12-17 Marie-Claude Bélanger
2010-03-10
St-Joseph-de-Beauce Québec
(Rosaire Vallières)
2009-12-31 2009-06-30 2009-09-01 2009-09-25
JPM-15
2009-10-29 2009-12-03 Yannick Couture
2010-03-10
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
(Marie-Chantal Doucet)
2009-06-18 2009-06-19 2009-09-01 2009-09-25
JPM-14
2009-11-26 2009-12-18 Patricia Compagnone
2010-03-10


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N.B.: The contents of this section are published solely for your information and under no circumstances may they replace the official notice of vacancies on the bench, as stipulated in the Regulation respecting the selection procedure of candidates for the office of judge of the Court of Québec, municipal court judge and presiding justice of the peace, Courts of Justice Act.

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