22. All information obtained in the application of this act is confidential, except information which is already public according to law. No one may communicate or allow the communication of any such information to a person not legally entitled thereto, or allow any such person to examine or to have access to a document containing such information.
However, any such information may, on the written request of the interested person or his authorized representative, be communicated to a person designated in the request.
This section applies notwithstanding section 9 of the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information (chapter A-2.1).
Whoever contravenes this section is guilty of an offence and is liable, on summary proceeding, to a fine not exceeding $1 000, in addition to costs.
1976, c. 30, s. 22; 1987, c. 68, s. 93.