42. The board may refuse to issue a permit, if a delay of five years has not elapsed since the date when the applicant or a person contemplated in section 38
(1) was convicted of an offence against this Act or the regulations, the Act respecting offences relating to alcoholic beverages (chapter I-8.1), an Act respecting safety, hygiene or sanitation in public buildings or respecting the quality of the environment, or a regulation made under such an Act, section 44 of the Public Health Protection Act (chapter P-35), section 135 of the Youth Protection Act (chapter P-34.1); or
(2) completed his sentence or, where such is the case, began his probation period, in the case of an indictable offence contemplated in the second paragraph of section 36.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no case may the board refuse to issue a permit if the applicant or the person referred to in the first paragraph has obtained a pardon for such offence or such indictable offence.
1979, c. 71, s. 42; 1986, c. 95, s. 209; 1990, c. 4, s. 632; 1990, c. 67, s. 3; 1993, c. 39, s. 95.