68. Where the board receives an application for a race track licence or for a horse racing betting house licence, it shall, before making a decision, publish a notice of the application and, where an objection is raised under section 69, invite interested persons to a hearing to allow them to make representations.
The notice shall be published at the expense of the applicant in a Québec newspaper, in a Montréal newspaper and in a newspaper of the place where the race track or horse racing betting house, as the case may be, is situated or, if it has no newspaper, in a newspaper of the nearest place, and shall set out
(1) the name of the applicant;
(2) the nature of his application;
(3) a description of the site of the race track or horse racing betting house, as the case may be;
(4) the fact that any person wishing to do so is entitled to file an objection to the granting of the licence with the board within 15 days from the publication of the notice.
The publication of such a notice is not required where the race track or horse racing betting house is, at the time of the publication, operated under a valid race track licence or horse racing betting house licence and the notice is not likely to give rise to objections.
At least 10 days before the hearing, the board shall give notice of the date, place and time of the hearing, by registered or certified mail or by personal service, to the applicant and to every interested person who raised an objection.
1987, c. 103, s. 68; 1990, c. 46, s. 10; 1993, c. 39, s. 95; 1997, c. 43, s. 215.