44.2. The board, following an inquiry, may refuse to issue a licence required under section 41 in the following cases:
(1) where the applicant has been convicted of a penal or an indictable offence related to the activities referred to in section 41;
(2) where the applicant is unable to establish that he has the competence and honesty to carry on the activity in respect of which he is applying for the licence, owing to his previous conduct in carrying on an activity referred to in section 41;
(3) where the board has reasonable grounds to believe that the licence must be refused to ensure that, in the public interest, combat sports are carried on competently and honestly and that their good name is maintained;
(4) where the board has reasonable grounds to believe that the application is being made on behalf of another person to whom any of subparagraphs 1 to 3 would apply.
The grounds for refusal provided in subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph shall remain valid for five years after the expiry of the term of imprisonment fixed in the sentence and, in the case of the imposition of a fine only or of a suspended sentence, five years from the date of conviction, unless the application has been granted a pardon.
1986, c. 50, s. 11; 1990, c. 4, s. 807.