Marginal note:Statutory declarations and affidavits
269. (1) A statutory declaration or an affidavit required under this Act or the regulations may be created or provided in an electronic document if
(a) the person who makes the statutory declaration or affidavit signs it with his or her secure electronic signature;
(b) the authorized person before whom the statutory declaration or affidavit is made signs it with his or her secure electronic signature; and
(c) the requirements of sections 266 to 268 are complied with.
(2) For the purposes of this section, “electronic document” and “secure electronic signature” have the same meaning as in subsection 31(1) of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
(3) For the purpose of complying with paragraph (1)(c), the references to an “electronic document” in sections 266 to 268 are to be read as references to an electronic document as defined in subsection 31(1) of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
270. Except with respect to a statutory declaration or an affidavit, a requirement under this Act or the regulations for a signature or for a document to be executed is satisfied in relation to an electronic document if the prescribed requirements, if any, pertaining to this section are met and if the signature results from the application by a person of a technology or a process that permits the following to be proven:
(a) the signature resulting from the use by the person of the technology or process is unique to the person;
(b) the technology or process is used by the person to incorporate, attach or associate the person’s signature to the electronic document; and
(c) the technology or process can be used to identify its user.
Marginal note:Application for dispensation
271. On application of the corporation, the Director may, on any terms that the Director thinks fit, relieve — including retroactively — a corporation from complying with any requirements of this Part if the Director reasonably believes that the members will not be prejudiced by the dispensation.
Notice, Certificates and Other Documents
Marginal note:Notice to directors and members
272. (1) A notice or other document required by this Act, the regulations, the articles or the by-laws to be sent to a member or director of a corporation may be sent by prepaid mail addressed to, or may be delivered personally to,
(a) the member at the member’s latest address as shown in the records of the corporation; and
(b) the director at the director’s latest address as shown in the records of the corporation or in the last notice that was sent by the corporation in accordance with section 128 or 134 and received by the Director.
Marginal note:Effect of notice
(2) A director whose name appears on the last notice that was sent by a corporation in accordance with section 128 or 134 and received by the Director is presumed for the purposes of this Act to be a director of the corporation.
Marginal note:Deemed receipt
(3) A notice or other document sent in accordance with subsection (1) to a member or director of a corporation is deemed to be received at the time it would be delivered in the ordinary course of mail unless there are reasonable grounds for believing that the member or director did not receive the notice or document at that time or at all.
Marginal note:Undelivered notices
(4) If on two consecutive occasions a notice or other document sent to a member in accordance with subsection (1) is returned because the member cannot be found, the corporation is not required to send any further notices or documents to the member until the member informs the corporation in writing of the member’s new address.
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