54. The Minister, or the person the Minister authorizes, shall issue a certificate or licence to every person who fulfils the conditions and pays the fees prescribed by regulation. However, the Minister or the person the Minister authorizes may refuse to issue a transportation, stocking or outfitting licence in the public interest, particularly in the interest of wildlife conservation or management.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a hunting or trapping licence shall be issued, in the cases prescribed by regulation, only upon payment of a contribution, in the amount determined by regulation of the Minister, toward the funding of the Fondation de la faune du Québec.
The Minister may grant compensation to a person authorized to issue certificates or licences for the collection and remittance of fees prescribed by regulation. The Minister may also pay the expenses relating to the development and operation of the certificate and licence issuing system out of the fees collected. The total amount of such compensation and payment must not exceed 10% of the fees collected and it is payable out of those fees.
The percentage referred to in the third paragraph may be modified by the Government on the terms and conditions it determines.
1983, c. 39, s. 54; 1987, c. 31, s. 1; 1988, c. 39, s. 5; 1996, c. 62, s. 15; 1999, c. 36, s. 55; 2000, c. 48, s. 8; 2004, c. 11, s. 7; 2009, c. 49, s. 8.