Narcotic Control Regulations
13.2 (1) The Minister must refuse to approve the change if
(a) during the 10 years before the day on which the application for approval of the change is submitted, the proposed senior person in charge or qualified person in charge or any proposed alternate qualified person in charge was convicted as specified in subparagraph 9.3(a)(i) or (b)(i) or received a sentence as specified in subparagraph 9.3(a)(ii) or (b)(ii);
(b) the licensed dealer has not complied with the requirements of subsection 13(3) or the information or documents that they have provided are not sufficient to complete the review of the application for approval of the change;
(c) the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that the licensed dealer has submitted false or misleading information or false or falsified documents in or in support of the application for approval of the change; or
(d) the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that the change would likely create a risk to public health or safety, including the risk of a narcotic being diverted to an illicit market or use.
(2) The Minister must not refuse to approve a change under paragraph (1)(c) if the licensed dealer has carried out, or signed an undertaking to carry out, the necessary corrective measures to ensure compliance with the Act, the Cannabis Act and their regulations, unless the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that it is necessary to do so to protect public health or safety, including to prevent a narcotic from being diverted to an illicit market or use.
(3) Before refusing to approve a change, the Minister must send the licensed dealer a notice that sets out the Minister’s reasons and gives the dealer an opportunity to be heard in respect of them.
- SOR/2010-221, s. 8
- SOR/2019-169, s. 3
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