30. A notary shall avoid all situations where he could have a conflict of interest.
A notary has a conflict of interest where the interests are such that he may be inclined to give preference to some of them and his judgment or loyalty may be unfavourably affected.
The notary shall notify his client and cease to perform his duties as soon as he is aware that he has a conflict of interest, unless the client, after being informed of the nature of the conflict of interest and the facts relating thereto, authorizes the notary in writing to continue.
However, a notary who receives an application under article 312 of the Code of Civil Procedure (chapter C-25.01) or who acts pursuant to an application for dissolution of a civil union under article 521.13 of the Civil Code shall cease to perform his duties as soon as he is aware that he has a conflict of interest.
O.C. 921-2002, s. 30; O.C. 1093-2005, s. 8; I.N. 2016-01-01 (NCCP).