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Federal Courts Act

Version of section 54 from 2003-07-02 to 2022-08-08:


Marginal note:Who may administer oath, affidavit or affirmation

  •  (1) All persons authorized to take and receive affidavits to be used in any of the superior courts of a province may administer oaths and take and receive affidavits, declarations and solemn affirmations to be used in the Federal Court of Appeal or the Federal Court.

  • Marginal note:Person empowered by commission

    (2) The Governor in Council may, by commission, empower any person who the Governor in Council thinks necessary, in or outside Canada, to administer oaths and to take and receive affidavits, declarations and solemn affirmations in or concerning any proceeding had or to be had in the Federal Court of Appeal or the Federal Court.

  • Marginal note:Oath, affidavit or affirmation is valid

    (3) Every oath, affidavit, declaration or solemn affirmation taken or made under this section is as valid and of the same effect, to all intents, as if it had been administered, taken, sworn, made or affirmed before the Federal Court of Appeal or the Federal Court.

  • Marginal note:Style of commissioner

    (4) Every commissioner empowered under subsection (2) shall be styled a commissioner for administering oaths in the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-7, s. 54
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 51
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