Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act
21.2 (1) The member or panel may
(a) in the same manner and to the same extent as a superior court of record, summon and enforce the attendance of witnesses and compel them to give oral or written evidence on oath and to produce any documents and things that the member or panel considers necessary for the full hearing and consideration of the application;
(b) administer oaths;
(c) subject to subsection (2), receive and accept any evidence and other information, whether on oath or by affidavit or otherwise, that the member or panel sees fit, whether or not that evidence or information is or would be admissible in a court of law;
(d) lengthen or shorten any time limit established by the rules of procedure; and
(e) decide any procedural or evidentiary question.
Marginal note:Conciliators as witnesses
(2) A conciliator appointed to settle the complaint is not a competent or compellable witness at a hearing.
Marginal note:Witness fees
(3) Any person summoned to attend a hearing is entitled, at the discretion of the member or panel, to receive the same fees and allowances as those paid to persons summoned to attend before the Federal Court.
- 2006, c. 9, s. 201
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