Federal Courts Act
Version of section 53 from 2002-12-31 to 2003-07-01:
Marginal note:Taking of evidence
53 (1) The evidence of any witness may by order of the Court be taken, subject to any rule or order that may relate to the matter, on commission, on examination or by affidavit.
Marginal note:Admissibility of evidence
(2) Evidence that would not otherwise be admissible shall be admissible, in the discretion of the Court and subject to any rule that may relate to the matter, if it would be admissible in a similar matter in a superior court of a province in accordance with the law in force in any province, notwithstanding that it is not admissible by virtue of section 40 of the Canada Evidence Act.
- R.S., c. 10(2nd Supp.), s. 53
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