19. The commission may make such investigations as are necessary for the exercise of its functions and for that purpose, the members of the commission are vested with the powers and immunity of commissioners appointed under the Act respecting public inquiry commissions (chapter C-37). Its investigators enjoy the immunity conferred by that Act.
An investigator may, at any reasonable time, inspect a lot that is subject to this Act and conduct an investigation thereon.
An investigator may have access to the books, registers, accounts, records or other documents relating to his investigation of any owner or operator of a lot that is subject to this Act and require communication thereof for examination, reproduction or the drawing of extracts.
Any person having the custody, possession or control of those books, registers, accounts, records or other documents relating to his investigation must give communication of them to the investigator, allow him to make copies of or take extracts from them and facilitate his examination of them.
An investigator shall, on request, identify himself and produce a certificate of his capacity issued by the commission.
1978, c. 10, s. 19; 1986, c. 95, s. 269.