It has come to the attention of the Ontario Paralegal Association that several different organizations and fellow paralegals have been unknowingly spreading misinformation when it comes the credit of providing the option for paralegals to become notaries.
To clear up this misinformation, the Ontario Paralegal Association was the only driving force on this issue.
A search of the both minutes and transcripts of Convocation for the years 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016 for notaries and paralegals shows up exactly 0 times. Notaries in Quebec can be found several times.
A search of Hansard transcripts of the Ontario Legislature shows not only was this not only brought forth by the current Provincial Government, the change was fully backed the Ontario Paralegal Association.
There was also a tweet by Attorney General Doug Downey who quoted the Ontario Paralegal Association in regards to the changes to commissioning documents online and notaries.
The Ontario Paralegal Association is proud of the work we have done for both our Members and the profession.
This work could not be done without the support of the Members of the Ontario Paralegal Association and hard work of the volunteers.