Welcome OCQ and OUQ!
Notarius is pleased to announce that the Ordre des chimistes du Québec (OCQ) and the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec (OUQ) have retained its services to launch and deploy digital signatures for their members.
“In support of their mission of protecting the public, the OCQ and OUQ are respectively the 13th and 14th professional associations to trust Notarius to manage the digital signature service to the benefit of their respective members. We believe this reflects the associations’ refusal to sacrifice neither integrity, nor professionalism, nor protection of the public on the altar of computerization of the business world in which we operate today,” says Claude Charpentier, General Manager of Notarius. “This is part of our goal to continuously provide a quality digital signature at the best price for an ever-growing community of professionals,” he adds. “Because our members have the obligation to sign a great number of documents in the practice of their profession, the OCQ, in partnership with Notarius, proposes an authentication tool for documents available on an electronic medium that is both reliable and legally valid,” states Mr. Martial Boivin, chemist, MBA, President, General Manager, and Secretary of the OCQ. Mr. Claude Beaulac, General Manager of the OUQ says, “There are many issues surrounding the protection of electronic document integrity. The decision to set up this service is in response to the interest demonstrated by our members for a tool that will allow them to confirm an electronic document’s author along with their membership in good standing, and to protect the integrity of the documents they write, store, and transmit in an electronic format.” The digital signature provided by Notarius’ Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) serves as a model for standards of practice in this computer age. In terms of legal requirements, the Notarius digital signature is of equal legal value as a handwritten signature. Consequently, the digital signature used by members of the OCQ and OUQ establishes an irrefutable link between members and the electronic documents they produce, while protecting these against any alterations. Several professional associations across Canada recognize and use digital signatures. There are now 14 professional associations, representing close to 170,000 professionals across Canada, who have chosen Notarius as their privileged partner to provide digital signatures to their members.