41. In case of urgency, a judge or a clerk having authority to sign a summons may, upon an application, reduce the time for service of a summons to not less than 12 hours before the witness is to be examined. However, where the witness is a judge or a minister or deputy minister of the Government, only a judge may authorize a reduction of the time for service.
The authorization to reduce the time must be recorded with the summons.
1987, c. 96, a. 41; 1995, c. 51, s. 49.