72.3.1. Where proceedings have been instituted by a local municipality under section 15.0.1 of the Tobacco Tax Act (chapter I-2), the Deputy Minister may
(a) intervene in first instance to take charge of the prosecution;
(b) intervene in appeal to take the place of the municipality who was the prosecutor in first instance;
(c) order proceedings stayed before the rendering of judgment in first instance; or
(d) allow the proceedings to be continued within six months of being stayed under subparagraph c.
The intervention, stay or continuation commences when the representative of the Deputy Minister notifies the clerk. The clerk shall notify the parties without delay.