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Version of section G.02.009 from 2019-12-09 to 2024-05-14:


Marginal note:Refusal

  •  (1) The Minister must refuse to issue a dealer’s licence if

    • (a) the applicant may not apply for a licence under section G.02.002;

    • (b) during the 10 years before the day on which the licence application is submitted, the applicant has contravened

      • (i) a provision of the Act, the Cannabis Act or their regulations, or

      • (ii) a term or condition of a licence or permit issued to the applicant under any regulations made under the Act or issued to the applicant under the Cannabis Act or its regulations;

    • (c) during the 10 years before the day on which the application 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 G.02.005(a)(i) or (b)(i) or received a sentence as specified in subparagraph G.02.005(a)(ii) or (b)(ii);

    • (d) an activity for which the licence is requested would contravene an international obligation;

    • (e) the applicant does not have in place at the site the security measures set out in the Security Directive in respect of an activity for which the licence is requested;

    • (f) the method referred to in paragraph G.02.006(1)(j) does not permit the recording of information as required under section G.02.071;

    • (g) the applicant has not complied with the requirements of subsection G.02.006(4) or the information and documents that they have provided are not sufficient to complete the review of the licence application;

    • (h) the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that the applicant has submitted false or misleading information or false or falsified documents in or in support of the licence application;

    • (i) information received from a competent authority or the United Nations gives the Minister reasonable grounds to believe that the applicant has been involved in the diversion of a controlled drug to an illicit market or use or has been involved in an activity that contravened an international obligation; or

    • (j) the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that the issuance of the licence would likely create a risk to public health or safety, including the risk of a controlled drug being diverted to an illicit market or use.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (2) The Minister must not refuse to issue a licence under paragraph (1)(b) or (h) if the applicant meets the following conditions, 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 controlled drug from being diverted to an illicit market or use:

    • (a) the applicant does not have a history of non-compliance with the Act, the Cannabis Act or their regulations; and

    • (b) the applicant 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.

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (3) Before refusing to issue a licence, the Minister must send the applicant a notice that sets out the Minister’s reasons and gives the applicant an opportunity to be heard.

  • SOR/2019-171, s. 1

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