Emergency Order Amended: Counterparts permitted for execution of wills and powers of attorney by virtual witnessing

  • 23 avril 2020

The Lieutenant Governor in Council has amended the order under s. 7.0.2(4), of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act permitting wills and POAs to be witnessed virtually (through audio – visual communication) to allow these documents to be signed in counterpart from the date of the order. 

The OBA advocated for this change to allow for a more efficient manner of executing these documents without the risks associated with passing the document between parties.

You can find a copy of the order here.