136. The Attorney General may, on request made to the Government through diplomatic channels, direct a bailiff to serve upon a person in Québec any proceeding issued by a tribunal foreign to Canada.
Such service is made by leaving for the party in the ordinary way a true copy of such proceeding, certified by an officer of the court by which such proceeding was issued. If such copy is not drawn in the French or English language, a certified translation thereof must be annexed thereto.
The return of service also is made in the ordinary way, but with mention where necessary of the fact that a translation was annexed to the copy served.
The capacity and signature of the serving officer must be attested by the prothonotary of the Superior Court of the district where he resides.
The Lieutenant-Governor may attest the signature of and the declaration by the prothonotary, and have the original proceeding with the return of service and the taxed bill of costs transmitted to the Secretary of State of Canada.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 80, a. 136; 1977, c. 5, s. 14.