16. (1) Witnesses at a proceeding shall be subject to examination and cross-examination orally on oath or solemn affirmation.
(2) The Tribunal may order a witness at a proceeding to be excluded from the proceeding until called to give evidence.
(3) The Tribunal may, with the consent of each party, order that any fact be proved by affidavit.
(4) The Tribunal may inspect any property or thing for the purpose of evaluating the evidence.
17. The Tribunal may direct a party to submit written argument in addition to oral argument.
18. (1) An appeal to the Tribunal pursuant to section 7.2 or 8.1 of the Act shall be commenced by filing in writing with the Tribunal a request for appeal.
(2) A request for appeal shall include a concise statement of the grounds on which the appeal is based.
(3) A copy of a request for appeal shall be served by the Tribunal on each other party within ten days after filing the request.
- SOR/93-346, s. 7.
19. Where a request for appeal has been filed with the Tribunal, the Tribunal shall serve on the parties to the appeal
(a) a notice of the date, time and place of the hearing of the appeal; and
(b) a copy of the record referred to in subsection 37(8) of the Act, respecting the proceedings to which the appeal relates.
- SOR/93-346, s. 8.
20. (1) The Tribunal shall render its determination in writing at the conclusion of a proceeding or as soon as is practicable after a proceeding.
(2) For the purpose of calculating the period within which a party may appeal a determination, the determination is deemed to be made on the day on which it is served on the party.
(3) The Tribunal shall serve on each party a copy of a determination forthwith after the determination has been rendered.
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