25. Every fabrique must keep at its head office one or more registers containing:
(a) a certified copy of the decrees of the bishop respecting the fabrique, or the parish or chapelry whose property it holds;
(b) the by-laws of the fabrique;
(c) the name, nationality and address of each member of the fabrique, the date when he became a member thereof and the date when he ceased to be a member;
(d) a summary of the provisions of the endowments accepted by the fabrique under section 23;
(e) the debts secured by hypothec on its immovables, indicating for each the principal sum, a summary description of the immovables hypothecated and the name and address of the creditor or, as regards bond or debenture issues, the name of the trustee;
(f) the minutes of the meetings of the fabrique and of the parishioners.
Such registers are proof of their contents in the absence of any evidence to the contrary, as shall extracts therefrom under the seal of the fabrique and certified by the pastor or ministering cleric or by the secretary of the fabrique.
Any person interested may examine such registers and obtain a certified extract therefrom at his own expense.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 76, s. 25; 1997, c. 25, s. 8, s. 16.