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Canada Labour Code

Version of section 146.2 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-07-28:

Marginal note:Powers

 For the purposes of a proceeding under subsection 146.1(1), an appeals officer may

  • (a) summon and enforce the attendance of witnesses and compel them to give oral or written evidence under oath and to produce any documents and things that the officer considers necessary to decide the matter;

  • (b) administer oaths and solemn affirmations;

  • (c) receive and accept any evidence and information on oath, affidavit or otherwise that the officer sees fit, whether or not admissible in a court of law;

  • (d) examine records and make inquiries as the officer considers necessary;

  • (e) adjourn or postpone the proceeding from time to time;

  • (f) abridge or extend the time for instituting the proceeding or for doing any act, filing any document or presenting any evidence;

  • (g) make a party to the proceeding, at any stage of the proceeding, any person who, or any group that, in the officer’s opinion has substantially the same interest as one of the parties and could be affected by the decision;

  • (h) determine the procedure to be followed, but the officer shall give an opportunity to the parties to present evidence and make submissions to the officer, and shall consider the information relating to the matter;

  • (i) decide any matter without holding an oral hearing; and

  • (j) order the use of a means of telecommunication that permits the parties and the officer to communicate with each other simultaneously.

  • 2000, c. 20, s. 14

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