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Federal Courts Act

Version of section 53 from 2003-07-02 to 2022-08-08:


Marginal note:Taking of evidence

  •  (1) The evidence of any witness may by order of the Federal Court of Appeal or the Federal Court be taken, subject to any rule or order that may relate to the matter, on commission, on examination or by affidavit.

  • Marginal note:Admissibility of evidence

    (2) Evidence that would not otherwise be admissible is admissible, in the discretion of the Federal Court of Appeal or the Federal Court and subject to any rule that may relate to the matter, if it would be admissible in a similar matter in a superior court of a province in accordance with the law in force in any province, even though it is not admissible under section 40 of the Canada Evidence Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-7, s. 53
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 51
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