82. Notwithstanding section 23 of the Charter of human rights and freedoms (chapter C-12), the hearings are held in camera.
Nevertheless, the tribunal must at all times admit to its hearings a member or an employee of the Commission and any journalist who requests admission, unless it believes the journalist’s presence would cause prejudice to the child.
The tribunal may exceptionally and for a serious reason admit to its hearings any other person whose presence is compatible with respect for the interests and rights of the child. It may also, on request, admit to its hearings any other person for the purposes of study, teaching or research.
The parties, their advocates and all other persons admitted to the hearings must conduct themselves in a respectful and restrained manner and must obey the orders of the tribunal, under pain of contempt of tribunal.
No person admitted to a hearing may make a recording of the proceedings or of the decision, unless authorized by the tribunal subject to the conditions it determines. In no case may images be recorded.
1977, c. 20, s. 82; 1988, c. 21, s. 119; 1989, c. 53, s. 11, s. 12; 2006, c. 34, s. 50; 2014, c. 1, s. 825.