41. The board must refuse to issue a permit if it considers that
(1) the issue of the permit will be contrary to the public interest or may adversely affect public security or disturb public tranquility;
(1.1) the applicant is unable to establish his capacity to carry on with competence and integrity the activities for which he is applying for a permit, in view of his past behaviour regarding an activity to which this Act applies;
(1.2) the application for a permit is made on behalf of another person;
(2) the establishment does not comply with the standards prescribed by an Act respecting safety, hygiene or sanitation in public buildings or respecting the quality of the environment, or by a regulation made under such an Act.
The board must also refuse to issue a permit if the applicant was convicted of an indictable offence related to the activities to which this Act applies, within the five years preceding the application, or has not served the sentence imposed for such an indictable offence, unless he has obtained a pardon in relation to the indictable offence.
1979, c. 71, s. 41; 1991, c. 31, s. 2; 1993, c. 39, s. 95; 1997, c. 51, s. 25.