52. The application shall be heard in camera.
The judge shall decide the question summarily; he may examine the document concerned, hear testimony and render any order that he considers necessary. He shall decide as to the manner in which the document must be disposed of. He shall set out concisely the reasons for his decision as to the nature of the document without however revealing its details.
If the advocate, notary or client are in default to present the application provided for in section 50 within the prescribed time limit or to proceed with the application, the judge shall order that the document be handed to the Minister.
1972, c. 22, s. 52; 1990, c. 4, s. 588; 1991, c. 67, s. 581; 2010, c. 31, s. 146; I.N. 2016-01-01 (NCCP).