The Justices of the Peace Review Council receives, hears, and makes recommendations on complaints respecting justices of the peace referred by the Chief Judge.
Government of the Northwest Territories
Department of Justice
Justices of the Peace Act (NWT)
Members include the Chief Judge, a judge of the Territorial Court, a Justice of the Peace designated by the Commissioner in Executive Council and two representatives of the general public appointed by the Commissioner in Executive Council.
There are no alternate members.
The legislation does not provide for the appointment of alternates to the Board.
The Chairperson of the Review Council is the Chief Judge.
There is no Vice-Chairperson.
The Act is silent on quorum.
Members are appointed by the Commissioner in Executive Council under section 4(2) of the Justices of the Peace Act (NWT).
No term is specified in the Act but in practice the Commissioner in Executive Council appoints members to hold office for a term of four years.
Time and Travel Requirements
There is minimal time and travel required as the Review Council only convenes if the Chief Judge refers a complaint made against a Justice of the Peace.
The Review Council may meet by way of teleconference.
Historically, members have not received any remuneration for serving on the Justices of the Peace Review Council.
|Position||Appointee||Term Start||Term Expiry||Number of Terms||Appointed By||Nominating Authority|
|The Hon. Chief Judge Christine Gagnon||2014-09-18||Ex-Officio||n/a||Ex-Officio|
|2. Member||The Hon. Garth Malakoe||2019-02-07||2023-02-07||1st term||Commissioner in Executive Council|
(Justice of the Peace)
|Mark Wharton||2020-04-24||2024-04-23||1st term||Commissioner in Executive Council|
|4. Member||Shirley Lamalice||2019-02-07||2023-02-07||4th term||Commissioner in Executive Council|
|5. Member||Danny Yakelaya||2019-02-07||2023-02-07||4th term||Commissioner in Executive Council|