Is cross-examination required by the statute in question?

Alberta, Canada

The following excerpt is from Emery v. Alberta (Appeals Commission of the Workers’ Compensation Board), 2000 ABQB 704 (CanLII):

Clearly cross-examination may be required by the statute in question, but where the statute is silent, and the tribunal is the governor of its own procedure, the common law is generally reluctant to impose courtroom procedures and technical rules of evidence: University of Ceylon v. Fernando, [1960] 1 All E.R. 631 (P.C.).

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