Food and Drug Regulations
G.02.013 (1) The Minister must refuse to renew a dealer’s licence if
(a) the licensed dealer may no longer apply for a licence under section G.02.002;
(b) during the 10 years before the day on which the renewal application is submitted, the licensed dealer 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 dealer under a regulation made under the Act or issued to the dealer under the Cannabis Act or its regulations;
(c) during the 10 years before the day on which the renewal 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 renewal is requested would contravene an international obligation;
(e) the licensed dealer 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 renewal is requested;
(f) the method referred to in paragraph G.02.006(1)(j) does not permit the recording of information as required by section G.02.071;
(g) the licensed dealer has not complied with the requirements of subsection G.02.010(3) or the information or documents that they have provided are not sufficient to complete the review of the renewal application;
(h) 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 renewal application;
(i) information received from a competent authority or the United Nations gives the Minister reasonable grounds to believe that the licensed dealer 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 renewal 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.
(2) The Minister must not refuse to renew a licence under paragraph (1)(b) or (h) if the licensed dealer 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 licensed dealer does not have a history of non-compliance with the Act, the Cannabis Act or their regulations; and
(b) 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.
(3) Before refusing to renew a licence, 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.
- SOR/2019-171, s. 1
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