496. The Inspector General or his representative, in exercising his powers of inspection, may, if he has reasonable grounds to believe an offence has been committed under this Act or another Act under the administration of the Inspector General or a regulation made thereunder or a by-law approved by the Government, seize any relevant document provided he leaves a copy with the person from whom it is seized; the Inspector General shall have the safekeeping of the seized document.
The Inspector General shall not detain the seized document for over 90 days unless proceedings are brought within that time. The chief judge of the Court of Québec or the judge he designates may order the detention period reduced or extended for a further 90 days.
1988, c. 64, s. 496; 1995, c. 42, s. 49.