497. A person resident in another province or in a territory of Canada may be called to attend at court as a witness. The witness’s testimony is heard at a distance unless it is established to the satisfaction of the court that attendance in person is necessary or possible without any major inconvenience to the witness. An advance on the witness indemnity and allowances must accompany the subpoena.
However, such a witness may only be called on an express order of the court endorsed on the subpoena, which must be notified in accordance with the law of the witness’s place of residence.
A defaulting witness resident outside Québec, unless the person is in Québec at the time of the default, may only be punished by the court of their residence, on the face of the certificate of default issued by the court seized.