What is a commissioner of oaths?

Commissioners for oaths have the power to administer oaths required by legislation or regulation. In addition to the persons authorized by the Minister of Justice to act as a commissioner for oaths, the following, by virtue of their status, may receive oaths: court clerks and deputy clerks; lawyers; notaries; mayors, clerks and secretary-treasurers in all…

What is an affidavit?

An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law. Such statement is witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant’s signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner…