C-25.1 - Code of Penal Procedure

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54. On the application of a party wishing to examine a witness, a commissioner may be appointed to receive the deposition of a witness who is unable to attend to testify because of his state of health or who is outside Québec despite the efforts made to procure his attendance.
The judge shall not make such an appointment unless the testimony is essential to the determination of the case.
1987, c. 96, a. 54.