7. The Board may direct that any person be added as a party to a proceeding or be provided with any document.
8. (1) Subject to subsection (2), but notwithstanding any other provision of these Regulations, the Board may dismiss an application on the ground that the Board lacks jurisdiction.
(2) The Board, in considering whether an application or complaint should be dismissed pursuant to subsection (1), shall
(a) request that the parties submit written arguments within the time and in the manner specified by the Board; or
(b) hold a preliminary hearing.
(3) Where the Board dismisses an application under subsection (1), the Board shall provide a copy of the decision and reasons therefor to the parties.
(4) A party may, no later than on the twenty-fifth day after being provided with a copy of a decision pursuant to subsection (3), file with the Secretary a request that the Board review the decision.
(5) A request for review that is filed pursuant to subsection (4) shall contain a concise statement of the facts and grounds on which the party relies in support of the review.
(6) Where a request for review is filed with the Secretary, the Board shall
(a) provide the party, and any other person who may be affected by the request for a review, with a notice of hearing to show cause as to why the request for a review should be heard;
(b) rescind the decision and direct that the application be proceeded with in accordance with these Regulations; or
(c) confirm in writing the decision dismissing the application.
(7) Where the Board holds a hearing referred to in paragraph (6)(a), the Board shall rescind or confirm the Board’s decision in accordance with paragraph (6)(b) or (c).
9. Where a witness is to be summoned, the summons shall be in Form 1 of the schedule.
10. No proceeding under these Regulations is invalid by reason only of a defect in form or a technical irregularity.
11. Where a procedural matter that is not provided for by these Regulations arises during the course of a proceeding before the Board, the matter shall be dealt with in such manner as the Board directs.
12. (1) Subject to subsection (2), a document shall be deemed to be filed with the Secretary
(a) where the document is sent by registered mail that is addressed to the Secretary, on the date on which the document is sent; or
(b) where the document is not sent by registered mail, on the day on which the document is received by or on behalf of the Secretary.
(2) Where a document referred to in paragraph (1)(b) is received by or on behalf of the Secretary after 4:00 p.m. local time of a business day of the Board, the document shall be deemed to be filed with the Secretary on the next business day of the Board.
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