2.5. The certificates issued by the Inspector General and the copies of the articles attached thereto are authentic.
The signature of the Inspector General on copies of documents, registers and archives is proof of the fact that these documents exist and are lawfully in his possession.
Any copy signed by the Inspector General is equivalent to the original itself in any court of justice, and any document or copy purporting to bear his signature is deemed to do so until proof of the contrary.
Every copy of the registration made at full length of letters patent, articles and other documents the registration of which is required under this Act, duly certified by the Inspector General, is deemed authentic and is evidence of their registration, and has the same effect as the production in court of these letters patent, articles or documents.
1979, c. 31, s. 1; 1982, c. 52, s. 118.