142. The clerk may, where there is no judge present or able to act, record the answer to the summons or default of any party or witness summoned and adjourn the sitting to another day of session or to any later date fixed by the judge. When exercising such duties in criminal or penal matters, the clerk is deemed to be a justice of the peace.
R. S. 1964, c. 20, s. 134; 1965 (1st sess.), c. 16, s. 21; 1965 (1st sess.), c. 17, s. 2; 1978, c. 19, s. 29; 1988, c. 21, s. 30; I.N. 2016-01-01 (NCCP).