Marginal note:Spouse as witness
133. Subject to subsections 4(3), (5) and (6) of the Canada Evidence Act, the spouse of a person charged with an offence in respect of a statement or representation as to dependency is a competent and compellable witness for the prosecution without the consent of the person charged.
Marginal note:Evidence of documents, etc.
134. (1) In any proceedings under this Act,
(a) a document appearing to be a resolution, record or other proceeding of the Commission or other proceeding under this Act or a copy of it, and appearing to be certified by a Commissioner or the Secretary of the Commission,
(b) a document appearing to be, or appearing to be a copy of or extract from,
(i) a document in the custody of the Commission or a document issued under this Act, or
(ii) an entry in any books or records in the custody of the Commission,
and appearing to be certified by the Commission or a person employed in the administration of this Act,
(c) a document appearing to be certified by the Commission or a person employed in the administration of this Act and stating the amount of any contributions paid, payable or owing or the amount of any benefits or other amount paid to or owing by any person, or
(d) a document appearing
(i) to be, or to be a copy of or extract from, any of the following, namely, an employer’s register, books, pay sheets, records of wages, ledgers, accounts or other documents, and
(ii) to be certified by an inspector or other person employed in the administration of this Act to whom the documents mentioned in subparagraph (i) were produced under this Act,
is evidence of the facts appearing in the document without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the certificate and without further proof.
Marginal note:Documents sent by mail
(2) For the purposes of this Act and the regulations and any proceedings under them, a document appearing to be a certificate of the Commission or a person authorized by the Commission to the effect that a notice, request, demand or other document was sent by mail is evidence that the notice, request, demand or other document was received by the addressee in the ordinary course of the mails.
Marginal note:Filmed or electronic evidence
(3) In any proceedings under this Act or the regulations, a print that is
(a) made from a photographic film or from a document in electronic form made by the Commission for the purpose of keeping a permanent record of a document, and
(b) certified by the Commission or a person employed in the administration of this Act
is admissible in evidence for all purposes for which the recorded document would be admitted as evidence in the proceedings without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the certificate.
Marginal note:Documents in electronic form
(4) For greater certainty, a reference to a document in this section includes a document in electronic form.
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