Protection of Members and Staff
Marginal note:Evidence respecting information obtained
78. No member of the Board and no adjudicator, conciliator or officer or employee of or person appointed by the Board and no arbitrator appointed under section 49 shall be required to give evidence in any civil action, suit or other proceeding respecting information obtained in the discharge of his duties under this Part.
Marginal note:Payment of witness fees
79. A person who is summoned by the Board or an arbitrator appointed under section 49 to attend as a witness in any proceedings thereof taken pursuant to this Part and who so attends is entitled to be paid an allowance for expenses determined in accordance with the scale for the time being in force with respect to witnesses in civil suits in the superior court of the province in which the proceedings are being taken.
Oaths and Solemn Affirmations
Marginal note:Oath or solemn affirmation to be taken
80. A person appointed under this Part shall, before entering on his duties, take an oath or solemn affirmation in the form prescribed in the schedule before any person authorized by the Governor in Council to take the oath or solemn affirmation.
Provision of Facilities and Staff
Marginal note:Facilities and staff
81. The Board shall provide an arbitrator appointed under section 49 and an adjudicator with quarters and staff and such other facilities as are necessary to enable the arbitrator or adjudicator to carry out their respective functions under this Part.
Marginal note:Application of Public Service Superannuation Act
82. Unless the Governor in Council otherwise orders in any case or class of cases, a person appointed under this Part shall be deemed not to be employed in the public service for the purposes of the Public Service Superannuation Act.
- R.S., 1985, c. 33 (2nd Supp.), s. 82;
- 2003, c. 22, s. 225(E).
83. All expenditures required for the purposes of this Part shall, unless otherwise specifically provided for, be paid out of money appropriated by Parliament therefor.
Report to Parliament
Marginal note:Annual report
84. As soon as possible after the end of each year, the Board shall prepare a report on the administration of this Part during that year and shall cause the report to be laid before each House of Parliament on any of the first fifteen days on which that House sits after the report has been prepared.
STANDARD HOURS, WAGES, LEAVE, ETC.
Marginal note:Definition of “employer”
85. In this Part, “employer” means
(a) the Senate as represented by such committee or person as the Senate by its rules or orders designates for the purposes of this Part;
(b) the House of Commons as represented by such committee or person as the House of Commons by its orders designates for the purposes of this Part;
(c) the Library of Parliament as represented by the Parliamentary Librarian acting, subject to subsection 74(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act, on behalf of both Houses of Parliament;
(c.1) the office of the Senate Ethics Officer as represented by the Ethics Officer;
(c.2) the office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner as represented by the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner; or
(d) a Member of Parliament who, in that capacity, employs any person or has the direction or control of staff employed to provide research or associated services to the caucus members of a political party represented in Parliament.
- R.S., 1985, c. 33 (2nd Supp.), s. 85;
- 2004, c. 7, s. 34;
- 2006, c. 9, s. 32.
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