30. The Tribunal may schedule a pre-hearing conference to resolve any procedural or evidentiary matters related to the proceedings.
31. The Tribunal may conduct a pre-hearing conference in person, by teleconference, video conference or any other electronic means of communication.
32. If the Tribunal schedules a pre-hearing conference, the registrar must provide each party with notice of
(a) the mode in which the conference will be conducted;
(b) the conference’s date, time and place; and
(c) any motions that the Tribunal intends to hear at the conference.
SUMMONING OF WITNESSES
33. Following a written request made by a party or an interested person to the registrar, the Tribunal must issue a subpoena for the attendance of a witness or for the production of a document at the hearing.
Marginal note:Issuance in blank
34. The Tribunal may issue a subpoena in blank and the party or interested person to whom it is issued must complete it and may include any number of names.
35. A witness is not required to attend a hearing, or to produce a document at the hearing, under a subpoena that is served on them less than 10 days before the day on which the hearing begins.
HEARING AND EVIDENCE
Marginal note:Remote hearings
36. The Tribunal may order that a hearing be conducted in whole or in part by teleconference, video conference or any other electronic means of communication. If so, the Tribunal may provide directions to facilitate the conduct of the hearing using that means of communication.
Marginal note:Notice of hearing
37. The registrar must provide each party and interested person with notice of the date, time and place of the hearing at least 65 days before the day on which the hearing begins.
Marginal note:Special arrangements
38. A party or interested person that requires an interpreter or any other special arrangements at the hearing must provide the registrar with written notice of those requirements at least 10 days before the day on which the hearing begins.
Marginal note:Absence of party or interested person
39. If a party or interested person fails to appear at the hearing, the Tribunal may proceed with the hearing in their absence if it is satisfied that they received notice of the hearing.
Marginal note:Adjournment of hearing
40. The Tribunal may adjourn a hearing, and if so, it must provide directions to each party and interested person as to the date, time, place and terms of its continuance.
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