In force: 2021-02-01
55. The Authority may order a credit assessment agent to cease a course of action or to implement specified measures if the Authority is of the opinion that the agent is failing to perform its obligations under this Act in full, properly and without delay.
The Authority may, for the same reasons, issue an order against a third party that, on behalf of a credit assessment agent, carries on its activities or performs its obligations.
At least 15 days before issuing an order, the Authority must notify the prior notice prescribed by section 5 of the Act respecting administrative justice (chapter J-3) to the contravener in writing, stating the reasons which appear to justify the order, the date on which the order is to take effect and the contravener’s right to submit observations. If the contravener is a third party that, on behalf of a credit assessment agent, carries on its activities or performs its obligations, the Authority must also notify the prior notice to the agent.
The Authority may not issue any order with respect to a disagreement submitted to the Commission d’accès à l’information or that is the object of an enforceable decision rendered by the latter.