50.0.1. The board may, in plenary session, if the public interest so requires, suspend the issue of licences for all or part of the territory of Québec for the period, not exceeding one year, determined by the board. The suspension may, however, be extended subject to the same conditions.
A suspension measure under this section may be imposed in respect of licence applications filed before the suspension measure becomes effective and in respect of which the board has not made a decision. The suspension measure may indicate the licence applications that are exempted from its application.
A suspension measure or its extension must be submitted to the Government for approval and shall take effect on the date of its publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec or on any later date mentioned therein.
1997, c. 54, s. 5; 2001, c. 65, s. 6.