496. The Minister of Justice, on a request received by the Government through diplomatic or consular channels, may direct a bailiff to notify a pleading from a foreign State to a person in Québec.
The pleading to be notified must be certified by an officer of a court of justice of the place from which it originates. If it is not in French or English, it must be accompanied by a certified translation, and the certificate of notification must state that a translation is attached to the notified pleading.
The notifying party pays the notification costs in advance or undertakes to reimburse them, unless otherwise provided by an international commitment binding on Québec.