8. A member of the committee whose impartiality could be questioned must withdraw in respect of a candidate, particularly in the following situations:
(1) the member is or was the candidate’s spouse;
(2) the member is related to the applicant by birth, marriage or civil union, to the degree of first cousin inclusively;
(3) the member is or was a partner, employer, employee of the candidate in the last 10 years; despite the foregoing, a member who is in the public service must withdraw in respect of a candidate only if the member is or was the employee or immediate superior of the candidate.
A member must immediately bring to the attention of the other members of the committee any fact to justify reasonable apprehension of bias.
Where a member of the committee has withdrawn, is absent or unable to act, the decision is made by the other members.