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The Electronic Commerce and Information Act

C.C.S.M. c. E55

The Electronic Commerce and Information Act

PART 1
GENERAL
INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION
1 (1) Definitions
(2) Extended meaning of "requirement"
(3) Regulations re definitions
2 No application to negotiable instruments
3 No effect on laws re electronic means
4 (1) Use of electronic documents not mandatory
(2) Consent of public body may not be implied
5 Crown bound
PRODUCTION, INSPECTION OR CERTIFICATION OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION
6 Production or inspection of electronic information
7 Certified copies of electronic information
PART 2
USING ELECTRONIC MEANS UNDER DESIGNATED LAWS
GENERAL
8 Purpose
9 No effect on non-designated laws
10 General power to use electronic means
WRITING
11 Requirement for information to be in writing
12 (1) Information required to be provided in writing
(2) Requirement for specific form
(3) Other laws not affected
(4) Extended meaning of "providing"
(5) Information not capable of being retained
SIGNATURE
13 (1) Requirement for signature
(2) Exemption from signature requirement
ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS
14 Requirement re originals
RETAINING DOCUMENTS
15 (1) Requirement to retain information or documents
(2) No effect on The Archives and Recordkeeping Act
ADDITIONAL COPIES
16 Additional copies not required
REGULATIONS AND APPROVALS
17 (1) Power to approve electronic form
(2) Power to prescribe electronic form
18 (1) L.G. in C. regulations
(2) Ministerial regulations
(3) L.G. in C. regulation prevails
PART 3
ELECTRONIC CONTRACTS AND COMMUNICATIONS
19 (1) Formation and operation of contracts
(2) Legal effect of contract in electronic form
20 (1) "Electronic agent" defined
(2) Involvement of electronic agents
(3) Errors when dealing with electronic agents
21 (1) Time of sending
(2) Time of receipt
(3) Place of sending and receiving
(4) Interpretation
PART 4
CONTRACTS FOR CARRIAGE OF GOODS
22 Actions related to contracts of carriage of goods
23 (1) Use of electronic means
(2) Grant of right or acquisition of obligation
(3) Standard of reliability
(4) Reverting to use of paper
(5) Replacement does not affect rights or obligations
(6) Rules of law apply equally to electronic documents
PART 5
STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR BUSINESS ENTITIES
24 Definitions
25 Purposes
26 (1) System of common business identifiers
(2) Collection and disclosure of information re common business identifier
27 (1) Authority to approve combined form
(2) Effect of using combined form
28 Integration of business information systems
29 (1) Disclosure of information
(2) Interpretation
30 Regulations
31 Agreements with governmental or other bodies
32 to 36
37 and 38
PART 8
CITATION AND COMING INTO FORCE
39 C.C.S.M. reference
40 Coming into force