Criminal Code Review Board

The Criminal Code Review Board is an independent tribunal established pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada which stipulates that each province and territory must establish or designate a Review Board to oversee individuals found by the court as unfit to stand trial or not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder.

The Review Board shall consist of not fewer than five members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in council of the province.

What is the function of the board?

Primary Role : Adjudicative

Material Role : Managerial/Oversight 

How many people are on the board?

The Review Board shall consist of not fewer than five members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council of the province.

What are the requirements of board members?

Formal Qualifications
A Review Board must have at least one member who is entitled under the laws of a province to practise psychiatry and, where only one member is so entitled, at least one other member must have training and experience in the field of mental health, and be entitled under the laws of a province to practise medicine or psychology.  The chairperson of a Review Board shall be a judge of the Federal Court or of a superior, district or county court of a province, or a person who is qualified for appointment to, or has retired from, such a judicial office.

What are the nomination requirements?

Statutory Nomination Requirements
The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint all members.

Will I get paid?

Chair -$640/hour to a max of $ $1250/diem for preparations, hearings greater than 4 hours and disposition.

Members - $175/diem for hearings and $350 for hearings greater than 4 hours.

Psychiatrist - $640/hour to a max of $1250/diem for hearings greater than 4 hours.

Criminal Code Review Board - Members
Name Term Start Term End
Cyndria Wedge, Q.C., Chair Jul 31, 2022 Jul 31, 2025
Dr. Megan McDonald Sep 5, 2023 Sep 5, 2026
Dr. Derek Pallandi Feb 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2025
Dr. Jason Doiron April 1, 2021 April 1, 2024
Dr. Lisa Ramshaw Feb 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2025
Dr. Elizabeth Schneider  Jul 31, 2022 Jul 31, 2025
Pamela Stewart Feb 25, 2023 Feb 25, 2026
Aiden Sheridan Feb 25, 2023 Feb 25, 2026
Susan Maynard Jun 28, 2023 Jun 28, 2026

How can I apply?  

If you would like to serve as a member of a provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI

Who can I contact about this board?

Maggy Essery
Board Administrator
(902) 620-3632
messery@gov.pe.ca

 

Published date: 
July 5, 2023
Executive Council Office

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4502
Fax: 902-368-6118

DeptECO@gov.pe.ca

Engage PEI Inquiries: 
engagepei@gov.pe.ca 

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