11. The signature of the Minister or Deputy Minister may be affixed to a deed, document or other writing by means of an automatic device or electronic process. The same applies to the signature of a member of the personnel or the holder of a position of the department, or the signature of a person authorized to perform duties on a provisional or interim basis.
A facsimile of the signature of the Minister or Deputy Minister may also be engraved, lithographed, printed or otherwise reproduced. Except in the cases of cheques, the facsimile signature is authenticated by the countersignature of an associate deputy minister, an assistant deputy minister or the administrative director general.