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Procedure generally

  (1)   In proceedings before the Tribunal:

  (a)   the procedure of the Tribunal is, subject to this Act and the regulations, within the discretion of the Tribunal;

  (b)   the proceedings shall be conducted with as little formality and technicality, and with as much expedition, as the requirements of this Act and a proper consideration of the matters before the Tribunal permit; and

  (c)   the Tribunal is not bound by the rules of evidence.

  (2)   The powers of the Tribunal with respect to matters of procedure in particular proceedings may be exercised by a presidential member.

  (3)   The powers mentioned in subsection   (2) may be exercised by a presidential member:

  (a)   whether or not the Tribunal has been constituted under section   37 in relation to the proceedings; and

  (b)   once the Tribunal is so constituted--whether or not that member is part of the Division of the Tribunal so constituted.

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