294. The registrar preserves and keeps available for public consultation the public registers and archives kept by the registrar before 1 January 1994 under any of the Acts listed in Schedule V or any private Act.
On payment of the fee set out in this Act, the registrar may issue copies or extracts of the preserved documents and certificates and the related attestations to any person who applies for them.
If access to a file or the issue of a copy or extract of a document is requested in respect of a registrant who has invoked an exemption established by regulation under the third paragraph of section 97 of the Act respecting the legal publicity of sole proprietorships, partnerships and legal persons (chapter P-45) or under paragraph 2 of section 149 of this Act, the enterprise registrar deletes from the file, extract or copy the information to which the exemption applies.
The same applies to any personal information to which the registrar prevents access in accordance with section 100.
A certified copy or extract of a preserved document is authentic and constitutes proof of its registration, if applicable.
Third parties in good faith are not presumed to have knowledge of the content of a document solely because the document is registered under Part 1A of the Companies Act (chapter C-38). They may presume that such documents contain accurate information.