What is a Commissioner for Oaths?

Is a person empowered under provincial or state legislation to administer and witness the swearing of oaths or solemn affirmations in the taking of affidavits for any potential legal matter. A commissioner for Oaths is appointed under the Notaries and Commissioners Act as current as April 30, 2015 and according to the Statutes of Alberta 2013, Chapter N 5-5.

What is an Affidavit?

Is a document containing statements that are verified by the oath or affirmation of the person making those statements. An affidavit must be authorized by legislation which permits of requires the proof of certain facts by way of an affidavit.

What is a Statutory Declaration?

Is a documents containing statements that are verified by the solemn declaration of the person making those statements and have the same force and effect as if made under oath by virtue of the Canada Evidence Act or Alberta Evidence Act.