Who is a Notary or Commissioner?

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  • According to the Notaries Act, RSO 1990, a Notary Public is a Public Servant authorized to administer oaths or to take affidavits or declarations in Ontario. He or She carries the following Powers:
    • 3 (1) Subject to subsection (2), a notary public may,
      (a) witness or certify, and attest, the execution of a document;
      (b) certify and attest a true copy of a document;
      (c) exercise the powers of a commissioner for taking affidavits in Ontario; and
      (d) exercise any other powers and perform any other functions specified by the regulations made under this Act. 2020, c. 7, Sched. 13, s. 2.