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National Defence Act

Version of section 45 from 2003-01-01 to 2015-02-06:

Marginal note:Convening boards

  •  (1) The Minister, and such other authorities as the Minister may prescribe or appoint for that purpose, may, where it is expedient that the Minister or any such other authority should be informed on any matter connected with the government, discipline, administration or functions of the Canadian Forces or affecting any officer or non-commissioned member, convene a board of inquiry for the purpose of investigating and reporting on that matter.

  • Marginal note:Powers

    (2) A board of inquiry has, in relation to the matter before it, power

    • (a) to summon any person before the board and compel the person to give oral or written evidence on oath and to produce any documents and things under the person’s control that it considers necessary for the full investigation and consideration of that matter;

    • (b) to administer oaths;

    • (c) to receive and accept, on oath or by affidavit or otherwise, any evidence and other information the board sees fit, whether or not the evidence or information is or would be admissible in a court of law; and

    • (d) to examine any record and make any inquiry that the board considers necessary.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 45
  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (1st Supp.), s. 60
  • 1998, c. 35, s. 13

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