136. The pre-hearing conference is held by a commissioner for the purpose of
(1) defining the questions to be dealt with at the hearing;
(2) assessing the advisability of clarifying and specifying the pretensions of the parties and the conclusions sought;
(3) ensuring that all documentary evidence is exchanged by the parties;
(4) planning the conduct of the proceedings and proof at the hearing;
(5) examining the possibility for the parties of admitting certain facts or of proving them by means of sworn statements ; and
(6) examining any other question likely to simplify or accelerate the conduct of the hearing.
A pre-hearing conference may also enable the parties to reach an agreement and thus terminate a case.
R. S. 1964, c. 141, s. 113; 1969, c. 47, s. 38; 1969, c. 48, s. 34; 2001, c. 26, s. 63; 2006, c. 58, s. 25.