40. A person who, following verification, is able to confirm the identity of a person or the identification of an association, a partnership or the State may do so by means of any document, such as a certificate, whose integrity is ensured. The document may be transmitted in any medium provided confidential information is protected.
A person’s identity or an entity’s identification must be verified in compliance with the law. It may be verified by reference to the registers kept pursuant to the Civil Code or the Act respecting the legal publicity of sole proprietorships, partnerships and legal persons (chapter P-45), regardless of the medium used to communicate. A person’s identity may also be verified on the basis of the person’s characteristics or knowledge of certain facts or of the objects in the person’s possession.
The verification may be carried out by or for a person on the premises or by remote access, by direct observation or by means of such documents whose integrity is ensured as may be available in different media for consultation on the premises or by remote access.