NOTICE TO APPEAR
9. (1) Where the Adjudication Division directs a party to appear before it at a conference or hearing, the Adjudication Division shall, in a notice to appear, set out
(a) the date, time and place set for the conference or hearing;
(b) the name and address in Canada of the person concerned;
(c) the Canada Employment and Immigration Commission Client I.D. Number relating to the person concerned;
(d) the names and addresses of the family members of the person concerned referred to in paragraph 5(1)(f);
(e) the purpose of the conference or hearing;
(f) the right of the person concerned and of any person referred to in paragraph (d) to be represented by counsel at their own expense;
(g) the requirement that the person concerned inform the Adjudication Division forthwith, in writing, of any change of address of the person concerned or of counsel of the person concerned; and
(h) that the person concerned could be arrested for failing to appear at the date, time and place set for the conference or hearing.
(2) The Adjudication Division shall serve the parties and any person referred to in paragraph (1)(d) with the notice to appear and a copy of any report and direction that relate to the person concerned who is subject of the inquiry.
10. At least 15 days before the date set for a conference or hearing, as the case may be, the person concerned shall notify the Adjudication Division, in writing, of the official language in which the person concerned chooses the conference or hearing to be conducted.
11. (1) The Adjudication Division shall provide an interpreter to assist a party or a party’s witness where the party advises the Adjudication Division, in writing, at least 15 days before the date set for a conference or hearing, as the case may be, that the party or witness does not understand or speak the language in which the conference or hearing is to be conducted, or is hearing impaired.
(2) The interpreter shall take an oath or make a solemn affirmation to interpret accurately any statements made, and to translate accurately any documents that the Adjudication Division may require to be translated, in the course of the conference or hearing.
12. (1) The Adjudication Division may direct the parties, by a notice to appear, to attend a conference, that is to be held before or during a hearing, on any matter related to the inquiry, in order to provide for a full and proper hearing and to dispose of the inquiry expeditiously.
(2) At the conference the participants shall
(a) exchange the names and addresses of witnesses that they intend to call, copies of any document that they intend to produce and of any statement of the facts, information and opinions of which they are in possession and that they intend to produce as evidence at the hearing; and
(b) attempt to agree on means of simplifying the hearing and, as far as possible, define any pertinent issues, agree upon certain facts and receive documents.
(3) An agreement concluded at a conference shall be in writing and signed by the participants or given orally at the hearing and shall govern the hearing to the extent that the Adjudication Division considers appropriate in order to provide for a full and proper hearing and to dispose of the inquiry expeditiously.
(4) Forthwith after a conference, the adjudicator shall forward to the registry any written agreement concluded and a true copy of any documents that have been received during the conference.
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