10. An application for the authorization contemplated in paragraph 3 of article 9 shall be made to a judge having jurisdiction in the judicial district in which the prosecutor may institute proceedings.
The judge shall hear the allegations in support of the application. He may hear the sworn depositions of witnesses and, for that purpose, he has the power to compel them to appear and testify.
The judge shall authorize the proceedings if he has reasonable grounds to believe that an offence has been committed. The authorization must be entered with the statement of offence and a duplicate of the statement must be transmitted on request by the clerk to the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions.
1987, c. 96, a. 10; 1995, c. 51, s. 1, s. 49; 2005, c. 34, s. 85.