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Section III – Supplementary Information

3.1 Financial Highlights

The Financial Highlights presented within this DPR are intended to serve as a general overview of FJA’s financial position and operations. The departments’ financial statements can be found at the FJA website at:

($ millions)
Condensed Statement of Financial Position
At End of Year (March 31, 2009)
% Change 2009 2008
Total Assets 5.7% 1.7 1.6
Total Liabilities 7.2% 151.5 141.3
Total Equity 7.2% (149.7) (139.7)
Total 5.7% 1.7 1.6

($ millions)
Condensed Statement of Operations
At End of Year (March 31, 2009)
% Change 2009 2008
Total Expenses 5.5% 423.3 401.4
Total Revenues 4.7% 12.8 12.2
Net Cost of Operations 5.5% 410.5 389.2

The Net Cost of Operations for the department shows a 5.5% increase over the previous fiscal year. This increase is as a result of a provision in the Judges Act which allows for an annual increase in salaries to judges based on the Industrial Aggregate, an increase in overall travel expenses incurred by judges as well as an increase in the number of Pensioners receiving benefits under the Judges Act.

3.2 List of Tables

The following tables are located on the Treasury Board Secretariat website:

  • Sources of Respendable and Non-Respendable Revenue

3.3 Other Items of Interest

Information about the Canadian Judicial Council, its mandate and activities are found at the Council’s website:

The Executive Summary of the 2008 Client Satisfaction Survey can be found at FJA’s website:

Contacts for Further Information

Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada
99 Metcalfe Street, 8th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1E3 
Telephone: (613) 995-5140   Facsimile: (613) 995-5615

Web site:

Claude Provencher, Commissioner, Phone: (613) 995-5140


Legislation Administered by the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada

The Minister has sole responsibility to Parliament for the following Act:

Judges Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. J-1) February 2007

1Executive Summary, 2008 Client Satisfaction Survey, p. 5.