12. Whenever the letters patent contain any misnomer, mis-description or other clerical error, the Minister or the deputy minister of Consumer Affairs, Cooperatives and Financial Institutions may, if there be no adverse claim, direct such letters patent to be corrected or to be cancelled, and correct ones to be issued in their stead.
The new or corrected letters patent shall have the same effect as if correctly issued at the date of the original letters patent, and acquired rights of third persons shall not be affected by such correction or re-issue.
Notice of the correction of such letters patent or of the issue of new letters patent, shall forthwith be given by the Minister or the deputy minister of Consumer Affairs, Cooperatives and Financial Institutions in the Gazette officielle du Québec , as in the form prescribed by the Minister.
R. S. 1964, c. 271, s. 12; 1966-67, c. 72, s. 23; 1972, c. 61, s. 4; 1975, c. 76, s. 11.