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Practice note #7 –
Obligations, Duties and Roles of Authorized Representatives

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1. Purpose

The purpose of this Practice Note is to set out the obligations, duties and roles of persons appointed as authorized representatives before the Tribunal. Applicants may choose to present their cases themselves or be represented by an authorized representative.

2. Background

The Tribunal fully supports the participation of authorized representatives during its proceedings pursuant to Rule 18 of the Rules of the Review Tribunal (Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal). However, respectful, civil and ethical behaviour is always expected by all who appear before the Tribunal.

3. Statement

Obligations towards represented parties

All duly authorized representatives are expected to:

Duties towards the Tribunal

Duly authorized representatives are also expected to:

Failure to comply with obligations and duties

The Tribunal may take the measures it deems appropriate against any failure to abide by the obligations and duties listed above.

Note: The obligations and duties set out in this Practice Note also apply, with the necessary adjustments, to self-represented parties.

4. Approval

Practice Note #7 is approved by the Tribunal’s Chairperson on September 28th, 2020.

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Luc Bélanger
Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal