96. The Minister of Justice of Québec or the Minister of Revenue may, at any time, authorize, in writing, one or more officers of his department to examine the books and documents relating to the business of any broker dealing in shares, debentures, debenture stock, bonds or other securities, in order to ascertain whether the transactions of such broker are in conformity with this act.
Every broker who neglects or refuses to show his books and documents relating to his business to such officer or officers commits an offence against this act, and shall incur for each offence a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, and, failing payment of the fine, the person, or, in the case of a company or corporation, the officers or directors of the company or corporation who, by their vote, may have contributed to the commission of the offence by the company or corporation, shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding three months.
R. S. 1964, c. 79, s. 99; 1965 (1st sess.), c. 16, s. 21; 1972, c. 27, s. 7.