The Chairperson: — and so the question I’m asking you at this point —
I’m just going to ask it one more time. Do you want Mr. Hiltz to assist you
with the completion of this initial motion or not?
R.C. And then proceed?
The Chairperson: Yeah.
R.C.: Correct. Yes sir. Yes, Mr. Chair.
 After accepting that R.C. would represent himself after the
completion of the preliminary motion by Mr. Hiltz, the Board
heard the motion, recessed, and then upon reconvening, the
chairperson explained how the hearing would continue. The
Chairperson advised R.C. as follows:
The Chairperson: So, in terms of the process, it’s important that the process
be fair, thorough and orderly. By orderly, one of the things that we talk about
is that, you know, one person speaks at a time and our job is to make sure
that everybody has the chance to say what they want to say, whether it’s
through counsel or by themselves. In this case, Dr. Klukach is going to have
the burden of proving that the criteria be met for involuntary status as well
as with respect to the legal test for incapacity. For that reason, he’ll present
his evidence first. It typically takes the form of documents and oral testimony.
Once he’s set out his evidence, you will have an opportunity to ask him ques-
tions; when I say you, I mean R.C. will have the opportunity to ask him ques-
tions . . . The panel members may also ask questions. Once his evidence —
Dr. Klukach’s evidence — is over, we’ll turn it over to you and we’ll ask you
whether you want to testify. The important . . . [interruption by R.C.] . . .
what I wanted to let you know is there’s absolutely no requirement for you to
testify. If you want to, you can; but then if you do that, you may get questions
from the doctor and you may get questions from the panel . . . So once every-
body’s evidence has been heard, we’re going to ask the parties for their
closing submissions and when we ask for closing submissions, one of the
things you want to do is tell us what issues you think are important, what’s
the evidence you think that supports them and what outcome you'd like the
panel to reach. Once we receive those from you, we will ask you to leave
because the hearing will be over, and then the panel will stay behind, and
we’ll deliberate, and we’ll have a decision out to you through your counsel
within twenty-four hours.
 The hearing then continued. A review of the transcript of
the hearing on August 10, 2017 reveals that during the course of
the hearing, the chairperson told R.C.
(a) that the first step at the hearing would be to hear the doctor’s evidence;
(b) when it was R.C.’s turn to ask Dr. Klukach questions;
(c) that cross-examination questions may be leading questions,
but the questions must be relevant;
(d) that it was desirable to break a long and multi-faceted cross-examination question into shorter questions;