38. The Commission must, before rendering any decision, allow the parties to be heard.
At the proof and hearing, each party is entitled to be assisted by an advocate, and may examine the witnesses and state his arguments.
The Commission shall ascertain, when it hears an application for review contemplated in paragraph c of section 21, that the person making the application has been given an opportunity to retain an advocate.
At the proof and hearing before the rescuers and crime victims compensation division, each party is entitled to be assisted by the person of his choice.
At the proof and hearing before the social aid and allowances division, the Minister of Manpower, Income Security and Vocational Training or a body which is his delegatee as regards the application of the Act respecting income security (chapter S-3.1.1) is entitled to be represented, to plead or act in his or its name, by the person of his or its choice.
1974, c. 39, s. 35; 1975, c. 64, s. 16; 1979, c. 63, s. 283; 1984, c. 27, s. 51; 1985, c. 6, s. 497; 1988, c. 51, s. 113; 1992, c. 44, s. 81.