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Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act

Version of section 15 from 2003-01-01 to 2014-10-31:

Marginal note:Powers of Board in proceedings

 The Board has, in relation to the hearing or determination of any proceeding before it, power

  • (a) to summon and enforce the attendance of witnesses and compel them to give oral or written evidence on oath, and to produce such documents and things as the Board deems requisite to the full investigation and consideration of matters within its jurisdiction, in the same manner and to the same extent as a superior court of record;

  • (b) to administer oaths and solemn affirmations;

  • (c) to receive and accept such evidence and information on oath, affidavit or otherwise as in its discretion it sees fit, whether admissible in a court of law or not and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Board may refuse to accept any evidence that is not presented in the form and within the time prescribed;

  • (d) to require an employer to post and keep posted in appropriate places any notices that the Board deems necessary to bring to the attention of any employees any matter or proceeding before the Board;

  • (e) to enter on the premises of an employer for the purpose of conducting representation votes during working hours; and

  • (f) to authorize any person to do anything that the Board may do under paragraphs (b) to (e) and to require the person to report to the Board thereon.

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