49. Whenever a judge of the sessions, judge of the Youth Court or judge of the Provincial Court who has heard a case is unable, on account of sickness, absence or any other reason, to himself deliver judgment, he may transmit his judgment in writing, duly certified by him, to the proper clerk, with instructions to register such judgment, and, on request, to disclose or communicate it to the parties or their attorneys, on the day fixed by him for the purpose.
The clerk, on receipt of such written judgment and of the instructions which accompany it, must comply with such instructions. The judgment thus registered shall have the same effect as if it were delivered by the judge of the sessions, judge of the Youth Court or judge of the Provincial Court at the trial.
R. S. 1964, c. 35, s. 46; 1965 (1st sess.), c. 17, s. 2; 1981, c. 14, s. 39.