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Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act

Version of section 49 from 2014-11-01 to 2017-06-18:

Marginal note:Chairperson may appoint outside arbitrator

  •  (1) Notwithstanding anything in this Part, if the Chairperson considers it advisable to do so, the Chairperson may appoint an arbitrator in place of the Board in respect of any matters in dispute referred to arbitration under this Part.

  • Marginal note:Eligibility

    (2) A person is not eligible to be appointed as an arbitrator under subsection (1) if the person

    • (a) is not eligible to be a member of the Board;

    • (b) is a member of the Board or member of a panel appointed by the Board under subsection 47(1); or

    • (c) is not eligible under subsection 48(3) to act as a member of the Board in respect of a matter referred to arbitration.

  • Marginal note:Powers of arbitrator

    (3) An arbitrator appointed under this section has all the powers of the Board set out in paragraph 15(d) of this Act and paragraphs 20(d) and (e) of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act.

  • Marginal note:Sections 52 to 61 apply

    (4) Sections 52 to 61 apply, with such modifications as the circumstances require, in respect of matters in dispute referred to an arbitrator appointed under subsection (1).

  • R.S., 1985, c. 33 (2nd Supp.), s. 49
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 187(E)
  • 2013, c. 40, s. 429

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