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Act respecting labour standards Chapter V - Recourses (Section 98 to 135)

Chapter V - Recourses (Section 98 to 135)

Division I - Civil recourses (Section 98 to 121)

Section 108

Powers of inquiry

The Commission, or any person it may designate generally or specially for that purpose, is vested, for the purposes of an inquiry contemplated in sections 104 and 105, with the powers and immunity granted to commissioners appointed under the Act respecting public inquiry commissions (chapter C-37), except the power to impose imprisonment.

Person authorized to inquire

The Commission may authorize a person generally or specially to inquire into a matter relating to this act or a regulation. Such person must, upon request, present a certificate of his authority signed by the chairman.

1979, c. 45, s. 108.


Sections 108 and 109 ALS allow the Commission to secure the obtaining of documents by legal process, when the circumstances force it to do so.

Sections 9 and 11 of An Act respecting Public Inquiry Commissions stipulates specific powers which may be exercised within the framework of an inquiry.

"9. The commissioners or any of them may, by a summons under his or their hand or hands, require the attendance before them, at a place and time therein specified, of any person whose evidence may be material to the subject of inquiry, and may order any person to bring before them such books, papers, deeds and writings as appear necessary for arriving at the truth.

Every such person shall attend and answer all questions put to them […]

11. Any person refusing […] sufficiently to answer any question that may be lawfully put to him […] is in contempt of court […]"