11. No deed, document or writing shall bind the department or be attributed to the Minister, unless signed by him, the deputy minister, an associate deputy minister, an assistant deputy minister or another officer. In the case of such other officer, he must be duly authorized in writing by the Minister, except in matters of budget approval and loans, where he is authorized only to the extent determined by government regulation published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
Nevertheless the Government, on such conditions as it may fix, may permit the necessary signature to be affixed by means of an automatic device to such documents as it determines.
The Government may also permit a facsimile of the necessary signature to be engraved, lithographed or printed on such documents as it determines; in such case, the facsimile shall have the same validity as the signature itself, if the document is countersigned by a person authorized by the Minister.
R. S. 1964, c. 233, s. 11; 1965 (1st sess.), c. 65, s. 1; 1966-67, c. 59, s. 2; 1981, c. 27, s. 25.