81. The child, the child’s parents and the director are parties to the hearing.
The Commission may, ex officio, intervene at the hearing as if it were a party to it. The same applies to the Public Curator in tutorship and emancipation matters.
Any person who wishes to intervene at the hearing in the interest of the child may, on an application, testify before the tribunal and make representations if the person has information likely to enlighten the tribunal, and may, for that purpose, be assisted by an advocate. The tribunal may, for exceptional reasons, in urgent cases or if the parties present at the hearing consent to it, authorize the person to make the application orally.
For the requirements of the hearing, the tribunal may grant a person the status of party to the hearing if the tribunal considers it advisable to do so in the interest of the child. The status of party remains valid until withdrawn by a decision or order of the tribunal.
The director must, on request, inform a person who wishes to present an application under the third or fourth paragraph of the date, time and place of the hearing.
1977, c. 20, s. 81; 1984, c. 4, s. 41; 1988, c. 21, s. 119; 1989, c. 53, s. 11, s. 12; 2005, c. 34, s. 62; 2006, c. 34, s. 49; 2009, c. 45, s. 9; I.N. 2016-01-01 (NCCP); 2017, c. 18, s. 611.