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Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act

Version of section 26 from 2017-06-22 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Powers of Board in relation to certification

  •  (1) For the purpose of enabling the Board to discharge any obligation imposed by section 25 to satisfy itself as to the matters described in paragraphs (c) and (d) of that section, the Board may

    • (a) examine, in accordance with any regulations that may be made by the Board in that behalf, such evidence as is submitted to it respecting membership of the employees in the proposed bargaining unit in the employee organization seeking certification;

    • (b) make or cause to be made such examination of records or make such inquiries as it deems necessary; and

    • (c) examine documents forming or relating to the constitution or articles of association of the employee organization seeking certification.

  • Marginal note:Representation vote directed to be taken

    (2) For the purpose of satisfying itself under paragraph 25(c) that a majority of employees in the bargaining unit wish the employee organization to represent them as their bargaining agent, the Board, in its sole discretion, may direct that a representation vote be taken among the employees in the bargaining unit.

  • Marginal note:Arrangements to be made for representation vote

    (3) If, under subsection (2), the Board directs that a representation vote be taken, the Board shall

    • (a) determine the employees that are eligible to vote; and

    • (b) make such arrangements and give such directions as it deems requisite for the proper conduct of the representation vote including the preparation of ballots, the method of casting and counting ballots and the custody and sealing of ballot boxes.

  • (4) [Repealed, 1993, c. 34, s. 100]

  • R.S., 1985, c. 33 (2nd Supp.), s. 26
  • 1993, c. 34, s. 100
  • 2014, c. 40, s. 7
  • 2017, c. 12, s. 6

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