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Federal Courts Act

Version of section 18.3 from 2002-12-31 to 2003-07-01:


Marginal note:Reference by federal tribunal

  •  (1) A federal board, commission or other tribunal may at any stage of its proceedings refer any question or issue of law, of jurisdiction or of practice and procedure to the Trial Division for hearing and determination.

  • Marginal note:Reference by Attorney General of Canada

    (2) The Attorney General of Canada may, at any stage of the proceedings of a federal board, commission or other tribunal, other than a service tribunal within the meaning of the National Defence Act, refer any question or issue of the constitutional validity, applicability or operability of an Act of Parliament or of regulations thereunder, to the Trial Division for hearing and determination.

  • 1990, c. 8, s. 5
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