Powers conferred by the Act

The Act grants certain powers to the Bureau.

The Bureau may suspend, cancel or refuse to renew the licence of an agent or agency for the following reasons:

Agency licence
  • No longer meets the conditions prescribed by this Act or a regulation under this Act for obtaining an agency licence.
    agency license.
    Act or a regulation under this Act for obtaining an
    agency license.
  • Fails to pay the annual fee
  • Was found guilty of an offence under this Act or a regulation under this Act
    regulation under this Act
  • Fails to follow the directives issued by the Bureau; or
    or
  • Fails to comply with the Bureau’s request to replace the representative designated by the licence holder
    license holder.
    replace the representative designated by the
    license holder.

RLRQ, c. S-3.5, art. 29

Agent licence
  • No longer meets the conditions prescribed by this Act or a regulation under this Act for obtaining an agent licence.
    agent license.
    Act or a regulation under this Act for obtaining an
    agent license.
  • Fails to pay the annual fee
  • Holds employment that is incompatible with the private security for which the agent licence was issued.
    private security for which the agent license was
    issued.
    private security for which the agent license was
    issued.
  • Was found guilty of an offence under this Act or a regulation under this Act
    regulation under this Act
  • Has violated the standards of conduct determined by regulation
    by regulation

The Bureau will cancel the agent licence of a licence holder who is convicted of an offence who is no longer of good moral character.

RLRQ, c. S-3.5, art. 30

Registry

The Bureau maintains a Registry of licence holders. It contains the following information depending on whether the licence holder is an agent or an agency :

Agency licence
  • 1° The licence holder’s name and licence number, contact information for the licence holder’s head office and for each establishment operated by the licence holder
    contact information for the license holder’s head
    office and for each establishment operated by the
    license holder.
    agency license.
    Act or a regulation under this Act for obtaining an
    agency license.
  • 2° The name of the licence holder’s representative and the representative’s workplace contact information
  • 3° The class and term of the licence
    regulation under this Act
  • 4° The operative part of any decisions concerning the licence holder
    the license holder.
    o
    license holder.
    replace the representative designated by the
    license holder.

RLRQ, c. S-3.5, art. 77

Agent licence
  • 1° The licence holder's name and licence number
    agent license.
    Act or a regulation under this Act for obtaining an
    agent license.
  • 2° The name of the licence holder's employer.
  • 3° The class and term of the licence.
    private security for which the agent license was
    issued.
    private security for which the agent license was
    issued.
  • 4° The licence holder's training; and
    regulation under this Act
  • 5° The operative part of any decisions concerning the licence holder.
    license holder.
    by regulation

The Bureau will cancel the agent licence of a licence holder who is convicted of an offence who is no longer of good moral character.

RLRQ, c. S-3.5, art. 78

Other provisions of the law,
The bureau also possesses the following powers:

Issue directives to an agency licence holder regarding the agency licence holder's activities; or

Require that an agency licence holder replace its representative if the representative no longer meets the conditions prescribed in section 7.
RLRQ, c. S-3.5, art. 42


May authorize any person to act as an inspector for the purpose of verifying compliance with this Act or the regulations under this Act.

RLRQ, c. S-3.5, art. 69


An inspector may, in the exercise of inspection functions,

(1) at any reasonable time enter any premises where a private security activity is sold as a service or carried on, or where the inspector has reasonable grounds to believe that such an activity is sold as a service or carried on;

(2) take photographs of the premises and equipment;

(3) require the persons present to provide any information about the activities sold as services or carried on in those premises that is necessary for the discharge of inspection functions and to produce any document or extract of a document containing such information for examination or the making of copies.

2006, c. 23, s. 70.


On its own initiative or following a complaint, conduct an investigation if it has reasonable grounds to believe this Act or a regulation under this Act has been contravened.

If, after a preliminary analysis of a complaint, it appears that a criminal offence may have been committed, the Bureau refers the complaint to the appropriate police force without delay for the purposes of a criminal investigation.

RLRQ, c. S-3.5, art. 73


The Act provides for fines in the case of violations of certain sections of the Act.

RLRQ, c S-3-5, art. 114 to 122


Certain decisions of the Bureau can be contested before the Administrative Tribunal of Quebec.

RLRQ, c S-3-5, art. 37 et 38
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