section 683(1)

SECTION WORDING

683(1) For the purposes of an appeal under this Part, the court of appeal may, where it considers it in the interests of justice, (a) order the production of any writing, exhibit or other thing connected with the proceedings; (b) order any witness who would have been a compellable witness at the trial, whether or not he was called at the trial, (i) to attend and be examined before the court of appeal, or (ii) to be examined in the manner provided by rules of court before a judge of the court of appeal, or before any officer of the court of appeal or justice of the peace or other person appointed by the court of appeal for the purpose; (c) admit, as evidence, an examination that is taken under subparagraph (b)(ii); (d) receive the evidence, if tendered, of any witness, including the appellant, who is a competent but not compellable witness; (e) order that any question arising on the appeal that (i) involves prolonged examination of writings or accounts, or scientific or local investigation, and (ii) cannot in the opinion of the court of appeal conveniently be inquired into before the court of appeal, be referred for inquiry and report, in the manner provided by rules of court, to a special commissioner appointed by the court of appeal; (f) act on the report of a commissioner who is appointed under paragraph (e) in so far as the court of appeal thinks fit to do so; and (g) amend the indictment, unless it is of the opinion that the accused has been misled or prejudiced in his defence or appeal.