119.1. Where warranted by the circumstances of a case, in particular where one of the parties fails to act within the time prescribed by law, the president of the Tribunal, the vice-president responsible for the division concerned or the member designated by either may, on his or her own initiative or at the request of one of the parties, convene the parties to a case management conference in order to
(1) come to an agreement with the parties as to the conduct of the proceeding, specifying the undertakings of the parties and determining the timetable to be complied with within the prescribed time;
(2) if the parties fail to agree, determine a timetable for the proceeding, which is binding on the parties;
(3) determine how the conduct of the proceeding may be simplified or accelerated and the hearing shortened, among other things by better defining the questions at issue or admitting any fact or document;
(4) invite the parties to a conciliation session.
An agreement under subparagraph 1 must cover, among other subjects, the procedure and time limit for the communication of exhibits, written statements in lieu of testimony and detailed affidavits, and experts’ appraisals.