86.The president appoints labour relations officers to exercise the functions, duties and powers assigned to the Tribunal by the Labour Code (chapter C-27). The officers are charged with
(1) attempting to bring the parties to an agreement;
(2) ascertaining the representative character of an association of employees or its right to be certified; and
(3) at the president’s request or on their own initiative in matters referred to them, conducting investigations into alleged contraventions of section 12 of that Code or conducting surveys or research on any question relating to certification or to the safeguarding or exercise of freedom of association.