Is a signed personnal guarantee official if it is not notarized
Province/Territory relating to question: Alberta
In Alberta, no. The guarantee comply with the Guarantees Acknowledgement Act - ie it must be signed before a notary public who issues a certificate in accordance with the terms of that Act. If the guarantee does not comply with the Act, it is of no force or effect. Note, this is for guarantees only. If the document is not a guarantee, the Act will not apply.
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