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Department of Employment and Social Development Act

Version of section 71 from 2018-06-21 to 2024-05-01:

Marginal note:Powers

  •  (1) Subject to the regulations, if the Minister, the Minister of Labour or the Commission is responsible for an Act, program or activity, that responsible Minister or Commission may administer or enforce it electronically, including for the purposes of

    • (a) creating, communicating, making available, collecting, receiving, storing, or managing or otherwise dealing with documents or information;

    • (b) providing any services, benefits or other assistance;

    • (c) providing notifications;

    • (d) verifying the identity of a person or entity;

    • (e) entering into agreements or arrangements; and

    • (f) making, receiving or verifying an electronic signature.

  • Marginal note:Restriction

    (2) The Minister and the Commission must not require persons or entities to apply electronically for, or receive electronically, services, benefits or other assistance except for classes of persons or entities and those services, benefits or other assistance that are prescribed by the regulations.

  • 2005, c. 34, ss. 71, 83
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 224
  • 2013, c. 40, s. 212
  • 2017, c. 26, s. 51
  • 2018, c. 12, s. 280

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