Minister of Justice Decision on Recommendations by the Canadian Judicial Council Related to Justice Déziel

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On May 16, 2016 the Minister of Justice advised the Canadian Judicial Council that she accepts its recommendation that the Honourable Justice Michel Déziel not be removed from office.

The Council had thoroughly canvassed and considered the many factors at issue in light of the importance of a judge’s integrity to public confidence in the justice system.

The Minister takes her responsibilities with respect to the judicial discipline process very seriously. Her acceptance of the CJC’s recommendation brings the discipline proceedings in respect of Justice Deziel to an end.

A full version of the Canadian Judicial Council’s report in this matter can be found on its website.


Joanne Ghiz
Minister of Justice Spokesperson
Office of the Minister of Justice

Media Relations
Department of Justice

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