Canadian Evidence Act ↓
OTHER CANADIAN LAWS
1. Short title.
3. Interest or crime.
4. Accused and spouse.
5. Incriminating questions.
6. Evidence of person with physical disability.
6.1 Identification of accused.
7. Expert witnesses.
8. Handwriting comparison.
9. Adverse witnesses.
10. Cross-examination as to previous statements.
11. Cross-examination as to previous oral statements.
12. Examination as to previous convictions.
13. Who may administer oaths.
14. Solemn affirmation by witness instead of oath.
15. Solemn affirmation by deponent.
16. Witness whose capacity is in question.
16.1 Person under fourteen years of age.
17. Imperial Acts, etc.
18. Acts of Canada.
19. Copies by Queen’s Printer.
20. Imperial proclamations, etc.
21. Proclamations, etc., of Governor General.
22. Proclamations, etc., of lieutenant governor.
23. Evidence of judicial proceedings, etc.
24. Certified copies.
25. Books and documents.
26. Books kept in offices under Government of Canada.
27. Notarial acts in Quebec.
28. Notice of production of book or document.
29. Copies of entries.
30. Business records to be admitted in evidence.
31.1 Authentication of electronic documents.
31.2 Application of best evidence rule — electronic documents.
31.3 Presumption of integrity.
31.4 Presumptions regarding secure electronic signatures.
31.5 Standards may be considered.
31.6 Proof by affidavit.
32. Order signed by Secretary of State.
33. Proof of handwriting of person certifying.
34. Attesting witness.
35. Impounding of forged instrument.
36.1 Definition of official.
37. Objection to disclosure of information.
37.1 Appeal to court of appeal.
37.2 Limitation periods for appeals to Supreme Court of Canada.
37.21 [Repealed, 2004, c. 12, s. 18]
37.3 Protection of right to a fair trial.
38.01 Notice to Attorney General of Canada.
38.02 Disclosure prohibited.
38.03 Authorization by Attorney General of Canada.
38.031 Disclosure agreement.
38.04 Application to Federal Court — Attorney General of Canada.
38.05 Report relating to proceedings.
38.06 Disclosure order.
38.07 Notice of order.
38.08 Automatic review.
38.09 Appeal to Federal Court of Appeal.
38.1 Limitation periods for appeals to Supreme Court of Canada.
38.11 Special rules — hearing in private.
38.12 Protective order.
38.13 Certificate of Attorney General of Canada.
38.131 Application for review of certificate.
38.14 Protection of right to a fair trial.
38.17 Annual report.
39. Objection relating to a confidence of the Queen’s Privy Council.
40. How applicable.
41. Solemn declaration.
42. Affidavits, etc.
43. Foreign courts.
46. Order for examination of witness in Canada.
47. Enforcement of the order.
48. Expenses and conduct money.
49. Administering oath.
50. Right of refusal to answer or produce document.
51. Rules of court.
52. Application of this Part.
53. Oaths taken abroad.
54. Documents to be admitted in evidence.
SCHEDULE – Designated Entities
Section 15 Canadian Evidence Act
Section 15 Canadian Evidence Act 1985 is about Solemn affirmation by deponent. It is under Oaths and Solemn Affirmations of Part I of the act. The Evidence Act of Canada is an Act respecting witnesses and evidence.
Solemn affirmation by deponent
(1) Where a person who is required or who desires to make an affidavit or deposition in a proceeding or on an occasion on which or concerning a matter respecting which an oath is required or is lawful, whether on the taking of office or otherwise, does not wish to take an oath, the court or judge, or other officer or person qualified to take affidavits or depositions, shall permit the person to make a solemn affirmation in the words following, namely, “I, _____________, do solemnly affirm, etc.”, and that solemn affirmation has the same force and effect as if that person had taken an oath.
Effect (2) Any witness whose evidence is admitted or who makes a solemn affirmation under this section or section 14 is liable to indictment and punishment for perjury in all respects as if he had been sworn.
Section 14 Canadian Evidence Act ( Solemn affirmation by witness instead of oath)
Section 13 Canadian Evidence Act ( Who may administer oaths)
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