23. For the purposes of any investigation that the Commission is authorized to make, each of its members and every investigator designated by the president has the powers and immunity of commissioners appointed under the Act respecting public inquiry commissions (chapter C-37), except the power to order imprisonment.
The Commission whenever it holds public sittings during an investigation under the second paragraph of subsection 1 of section 22, shall give notice of the time and place of such sittings in two French and two English newspapers published nearest to the place of the sittings; it shall report the result of every such investigation, with all evidence taken, to the Government which shall order such action to be taken in the matter as shall be warranted by the evidence and report.
Certified copies of the evidence taken at an investigation contemplated in the preceding paragraph may be obtained by any person applying therefor to the Commission, on payment of the fees fixed by its rules of practice.
It shall report to the Minister on any other investigation held by it.
R. S. 1964, c. 170, s. 23; 1968, c. 49, s. 4; 1979, c. 30, s. 2; 1992, c. 61, s. 203; 1996, c. 2, s. 465.