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Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances Regulations

Version of section 22 from 2006-03-22 to 2010-10-20:

Marginal note:Refusal of the Minister

 The Minister must refuse to issue, renew or amend a dealer’s licence in the following cases:

  • (a) the applicant is not an eligible person described in section 18;

  • (b) the inspector, who has requested an inspection, has not been given the opportunity by the applicant to conduct a satisfactory inspection under section 12;

  • (c) false or misleading information or false or falsified documents were submitted in or with the application;

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

  • (e) information received from a competent authority of a country other than Canada or the United Nations raises a reasonable belief that the applicant has contravened an international obligation;

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

  • (g) the applicant is in contravention of or has contravened in the past 10 years

    • (i) a provision of the Act or any regulations made or continued under the Act, or

    • (ii) a term or condition of another dealer’s licence or an import or export permit issued to it under any regulations made or continued under the Act;

  • (h) the issuance of the licence would likely increase the potential security, public health or safety hazard, including the risk of the targeted substance being diverted to an illicit market or use;

  • (i) the individual in charge of the premises, the qualified person in charge or, if applicable, the alternate qualified person in charge has, in the previous 10 years of their adult life, a criminal record in respect of

    • (i) in Canada, a designated drug offence, or

    • (ii) in a country other than Canada, an offence that, if committed in Canada, would have constituted a designated drug offence;

  • (j) the proposed method of record keeping referred to in paragraph 20(1)(i) is not capable of accounting for the applicant’s targeted substance transactions as required under section 35 or permitting the Minister to audit the applicant’s activities with respect to targeted substances in a timely manner; or

  • (k) the information required under section 11 has not been provided or is insufficient to process the application.

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