The Ontario government is consulting on whether to make a regulation under the Electronic Commerce Act to govern electronic signatures to be used on agreements of purchase and sale of real estate.
1. For the purpose of subsection 11(4) of the Act, the following class of documents is prescribed: agreements of purchase and sale of land in Ontario.
2. A legal requirement that a document of the prescribed class be signed is satisfied by an electronic signature only if the method of signature used:
a. Is reliable for the purpose of identifying the person who signs;
b. Ensures . . . [more]