164. In each case provided for in section 163, the appeal must be taken by petition before a judge of the Court of Appeal at the place where appeals in the district where the judgment was rendered are brought. It must be taken within fifteen days from the date of the judgment or within any number of days not exceeding thirty that is fixed by the Court of Appeal or one of its judges, either before or after the fifteen days have elapsed. The appeal is heard before a division of three judges of the Court of Appeal at its next term, with priority over all other cases when it relates to a judgment entailing imprisonment.
1971, c. 19, s. 168; 1981, c. 14, s. 62.