Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Regulations
11 (1) For the purposes of this section, application means a complaint or any other proceeding before the Board other than a grievance.
(2) Subject to subsection (3), but notwithstanding any other provision of these Regulations, the Board may decide to dismiss an application on the ground that the application does not, on its face, disclose grounds for a hearing.
(3) Before dismissing an application pursuant to subsection (2), the Board shall
(a) invite the parties to submit written arguments within the time and in the manner specified by the Board; or
(b) hold a preliminary hearing.
(4) Where the Board dismisses an application pursuant to subsection (2), the Board shall state in a written decision its reasons therefor and serve a copy thereof on the parties to the application.
(5) An applicant may, within 25 days after being served with the written decision pursuant to subsection (4), file with the Executive Director a request that the Board review its decision.
(6) A request for review filed pursuant to subsection (5) shall contain a concise statement of the facts and grounds on which the applicant relies.
(7) Where a request for review is filed with the Executive Director, the Board shall
(a) rescind its decision and direct that the application be proceeded with in accordance with the applicable provisions of these Regulations;
(b) serve the applicant and any other person who, in the opinion of the Board, may be affected by the application with a notice of hearing in Form 1 to show cause why the application should be heard; or
(c) confirm in writing its decision dismissing the application.
- SOR/2005-80, s. 7
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