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Visiting Forces Act

Version of section 7 from 2002-12-31 to 2015-02-25:

Marginal note:Trial by court having primary right

  •  (1) Where under sections 5 and 6 a civil court or a service court of a visiting force has the primary right to exercise jurisdiction, the court having such primary right has the right to deal with charges against alleged offenders in the first instance, but such right may be waived in accordance with regulations.

  • Marginal note:Certificate

    (2) A certificate of the service authorities of a designated state stating that anything alleged to have been done or omitted by a member of a visiting force of that state was or was not done or omitted in the performance of official duty is admissible in evidence in any civil court and for the purposes of this Act is, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, proof of that fact.

  • R.S., c. V-6, s. 7

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