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Access to information

Since September 14, 2007, the Chambre des notaires du Québec has been obliged to uphold the provisions governing professional orders with regard to access to information and protection of personal information.

The main effect of these provisions is to make available to the public, to the extent required by the law, documents held by the Chambre des notaires du Québec for the purpose of supervising the practise of the profession. The provisions also protect personal information held by the Order, to the extent required by the law.

Several documents related to the supervision of the profession are already available on the Chambre des notaires du Québec website, including:

Requests for access to information
To file a request for access to a document or information that is not on the website, please file a written request identifying as clearly as possible the parameters of the document or the information sought to facilitate processing and analysis, addressed to:

Chambre des notaires du Québec
Me Sabina Watrobski, Access to Information Officer
2045, Stanley Street
Suite 101
Montreal Qc  H3A 2V4

Fax: 514-879-1923
Email: servicesjuridiques@cnq.org

Request for access concerning information from the Office of the Syndic
For a request involving documents or information held by the Office of the Syndic, please use the same contact information and address your request to:

Me Diane Gareau, Syndic
Email: syndic@cnq.org

Please note that it is important to include your complete contact information so the coordinator can contact you if needed and send you the answer and the other documents required.

Processing time
All written access to information requests will be answered with a written acknowledgement of receipt and, after analysis, a written response transmitted in general within twenty days of receipt of the request.

Review proceedings
If you are not satisfied with a decision made after submitting a written request, you may, within 30 days of the decision, contact the Commission d’accès à l’information to request review proceedings.

Access to information