8411. Language of hearings and interpreters

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    1. A hearing may be conducted in English or French or partly in English or French. 

    2. A hearing in a District other than Québec must be conducted in English, unless the parties, with the consent of a hearing panel, agree that it be conducted in French.

    3. A hearing in Québec must be conducted in French, unless the parties, with the consent of a hearing panel, agree that it be conducted in English. 

    4. A party who wishes a hearing to be conducted in French, or in Québec in English, must file a request with the National Hearing Coordinator as soon as possible after the proceeding is commenced. 

    5. A party who requires an interpreter for a language other than the language in which a hearing is to be conducted, whether to assist the party or for the testimony of a witness to be called by the party, must notify the National Hearing Coordinator at least 30 days before the commencement of the hearing

    6. An interpreter must be competent and independent and must swear or affirm to interpret accurately.

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