168. The Provincial Court may, of its own motion or at the request of a party, in the exercise of its jurisdiction under this chapter, retain the services of an assessor of its choice.
The fees and expenses of an assessor appointed at the request of a party are taxable costs to be adjudicated by the court. In any other case, they are paid by the Minister of Justice.
In all cases, these fees and expenses are taxed in the same manner as other taxable costs, but in accordance with the tariff established by the regulation made under paragraph 1 of section 262.