Ontario’s Attorney General commits to permanent modernization for remote notarizing, commissioning (Canadian Lawyer Magazine)
From Canadian Lawyer Magazine – Attorney General Doug Downey says that some of the justice-system changes in response to COVID-19 will “absolutely” become permanent, amid positive feedback from the bar.
“Working with our justice partners has been a very positive experience,” says Downey. “We all agree that we cannot go back to the way the system was.”
On May 12, the Ontario legislature passed an omnibus bill, COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act 2020, which codified the process for remotely commissioning or notarizing a document.