A private member’s bill, Bill 96, the Electronic Commerce Amendment Act, 2012, was introduced on May 17, 2012, to amend Ontario’s Electronic Commerce Act.
The bill does three things:
i) It repeals the exclusion of land transfers from the E-Commerce Act (paragraph 31(1)(d) of the Act, s. 2 of the Bill).
ii) It requires for a land transfer that is electronically signed, that
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in light of all the circumstances, including any relevant agreement, the purpose for which the document is created and the time the electronic signature is made,
(a) the electronic signature is reliable for the