28. Every person who testifies at any such inquire shall have the same privileges and immunities as a witness before the Superior Court and articles 307 to 310 of the Code of Civil Procedure shall apply to such person, mutatismutandis.
A witness is deemed to object that he refuses to answer each of the questions put to him upon the ground that his answer may tend to expose him to judicial proceedings or to incriminate him or to establish his responsibility in judicial proceedings against him. No answer may then be used against him in any judicial proceeding instituted under an act of Québec, except in the case of perjury or false testimony.
In addition, a witness must be informed by the Commission of his right to object to each of the questions put to him, in accordance with section 5 of the Canada Evidence Act (Revised Statutes of Canada, 1970, c. E-10).
A witness, or a person who makes an application provided for in section 29 or who is heard in a private hearing, is entitled to the assistance of an advocate.
1968, c. 17, s. 22; 1979, c. 67, s. 15.