31. As soon as he has suspended the certification agent’s investigation under section 29 or received the certification agent’s report contemplated in section 30, the labour commissioner general must refer the matter to the labour commissioner whom he designates and direct him to grant or refuse the application for certification.
In the case provided for in section 29, the labour commissioner seized of the matter shall not grant the certification if it is established to his satisfaction that section 12 has not been complied with.
In addition, a labour commissioner to whom a petition for certification is referred may ex officio and at any time invoke non-compliance with section 12.
1969, c. 48, s. 14; 1977, c. 41, s. 18; 1983, c. 22, s. 16.