In Quebec, one enters into a contract, that is, a binding agreement almost daily, whether it be with telecommunications companies, Hydro-Quebec or even a snow-removal company. In general, these are basic contracts, easy to understand, forthright and legal with few if any loopholes to potentially exploit or benefit from.
On the other hand, Employment/business contracts, contracts of sale or service can be filled with “technical” legal loopholes that the average person might not fully understand upon first read. Having a notary review your contract(s) to ensure that your best interests are protected is thus crucial before signing a binding agreement of significant import. Codicils and/or amendments can be added; detailed explication of clauses can be provided and a full, complete understanding of the legal jargon in the contract explained.
This is necessary before you sign on the dotted line.