7. Subject to the fourth paragraph, no deed, document or writing shall bind the Ministère or be attributed to the Minister unless it is signed by him, by the Deputy Minister or by a public servant authorized by regulation.
Such regulation may, however, on such conditions as it fixes, allow the signature of the Minister, Deputy Minister or that public servant to be affixed by means of an automatic device to such documents as it determines.
Such regulation may also allow a facsimile of the signature of the Minister, Deputy Minister or that public servant to be engraved, lithographed or printed on such documents as are determined therein; in that case, the facsimile shall have the same validity as the signature itself if the document is countersigned by a person authorized by Minister.
A notice of assessment or a notice attesting that no duty is payable, made out by virtue of a fiscal law and unsigned, is valid, binds the Ministère and is attributable to the Minister in the same manner as if it were signed by him, if it bears an inscription of the official title of the Deputy Minister.
1972, c. 22, s. 7; 1978, c. 25, s. 2; 1982, c. 38, s. 20; 1997, c. 14, s. 312.