Chief Justice of the Federal Court Allan Lutfy plans to retire Sept. 30 after holding the position for eight years.
Lutfy, 67, advised Canadian Justice Minister Rob Nicholson of his decision to resign on Tuesday. He has elected to be a supernumerary or part-time judge of the court.
He joined the Federal Court in 1996 and was appointed chief justice on July 2, 2003, by Jean Chrétien, who was then prime minister. Before that, he served as associate chief justice for three years.
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