Rules of the Board of Arbitration (Agriculture and Agri-Food) (SOR/2000-306)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20

Marginal note:Examination, cross-examination and re-examination
  •  (1) The complainant and the defendant are each entitled to examine their own witnesses, to cross-examine a witness of another party and to re-examine their own witness for clarification.

  • Marginal note:Intervenor

    (2) An intervenor may be cross-examined by the complainant or the defendant but is not entitled to cross-examine them or their witnesses.

Marginal note:Examination of witnesses

 Witnesses at the hearing shall be examined orally on oath or affirmation.

Marginal note:Board in control of hearing

 Any member of the Board may intervene at any time and the Board may make any orders that it considers necessary for the proper conduct of the hearing.

Marginal note:Affidavit evidence

 Affidavit evidence is not admissible without the consent of the party against whom the affidavit evidence is tendered.

The Decision of the Board

Marginal note:Decision after a hearing
  •  (1) If a hearing is held, the Board may render its decision orally at the end of the hearing or it may render its decision at a later date.

  • Marginal note:Decision without a hearing

    (2) If a hearing is not held, the Board must render its decision after its deliberations based on the material submitted by the parties.

Marginal note:Communication of the decision
  •  (1) After the Board renders its decision, the Secretary must send to each party

    • (a) a summary of the decision, if the Board rendered its decision orally; or

    • (b) a copy of the decision, if the Board rendered its decision in writing.

  • Marginal note:Signature required

    (2) The summary or decision and the reasons, if any, must be signed by one of the Board members who took part in rendering the decision.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:Coming into force

 These Rules come into force on the day on which they are registered.

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