39. In a case not provided for in section 38, an employee of the Agence du revenu du Québec authorized by regulation may, with the authorization of a judge of the Court of Québec, communicate any information, including personal information, to a police force without the consent of the person concerned.
The application for authorization must be made in writing and contain an affidavit that there is reasonable cause to believe that the information may serve to prevent, detect or repress the commission of an indictable offence that has been or is about to be committed against an Act applicable in or outside Québec.
The application and the record pertaining to the hearing are confidential. The clerk of the Court of Québec must take the necessary measures to preserve their confidentiality.
The judge to whom the application for authorization is made shall hear the application outside the presence of the person concerned and in camera. The judge may make any order to preserve the confidentiality of the application, the record and personal information. The record must be sealed and kept in a place not open to the public.
2010, c. 40, Sch. I, s. 39; I.N. 2016-01-01 (NCCP); 2020, c. 5, s. 511.