8. Every clerk of appeals, clerk of the Superior Court or clerk of the Court of Québec who, in his official capacity, receives, himself or by his deputy, as a judicial or other deposit, any sum of $100 or over, shall immediately deposit such sum to the credit of the Minister of Finance in such bank listed in Schedule I or II to the Bank Act (Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, chapter B-1.01) or other monetary institution as shall be indicated by the said Minister of Finance, and shall file in the record of the case or of the proceeding, in which he has received the said sum, the deposit receipt of such bank or institution.
Every sheriff who, in his official capacity, either personally or by his deputy, receives, either as the price of a judicial sale or otherwise, a sum of $100 or over, shall immediately deposit such sum to the credit of the Minister of Finance in such bank listed in Schedule I or II to the Bank Act or other monetary institution as shall be indicated by the latter, and shall, without delay, file in the office of the clerk the deposit receipt of the said bank or institution.
Every sum less than $100 received by the said officers shall be deposited in the manner aforesaid, as soon as they aggregate $100 or over.
Such officers shall, from the mere fact of holding such offices, be agents of the Minister of Finance for the purposes of this act.
Any payment made to them under this act shall be deemed to be made to the Minister of Finance, and all persons who are entitled to withdraw such sums or securities so deposited shall have the security of the Gouvernement du Québec for the payment to them of such sums or securities.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to any deposit made under article 652 of the Code of Civil Procedure (chapter C-25).
R. S. 1964, c. 64, s. 56; 1965 (1st sess.), c. 17, s. 2; 1965 (1st sess.), c. 80, a. 1; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1988, c. 21, s. 66; 1992, c. 61, s. 259; 1999, c. 40, s. 102; 2002, c. 45, s. 350.