Judicial Independence

Provincial Court judges face tough decisions that affect the daily lives, liberty, and security of Albertans. The quality of those decisions will be maintained only if the quality of the judges making them is maintained, which impacts the administration of justice for all Albertans.

Establishing salaries and benefits that attract the best candidates for judicial appointment protects public confidence in the independence of the judiciary, both financially and as an independent branch of the government.

Judicial independence is important to Albertans because it guarantees that judges are free to decide honestly and impartially, in accordance with the law and evidence, without concern or fear of interference, control, or improper influence from anyone.

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