147. The statement of offence shall indicate, where such is the case, the name and quality of the person who, with the authorization of the prosecutor, issued the statement.
An authorization to issue a statement which may be given by the prosecutor shall be given generally or specially and in writing. In addition, it shall indicate the offences or classes of offences for which it is given.
Subject to the specific provisions in Division II of Chapter VI, the person who issues the statement, just as the prosecutor himself, need not personally have witnessed the offence, but must have reasonable grounds to believe that the offence was committed by the defendant.
1987, c. 96, a. 147; 1992, c. 61, s. 9; 2005, c. 27, s. 5.