70. Legal aid may be refused or withdrawn, as the case may be, with regard to any person who, without sufficient cause,
(a) refuses or neglects to supply the information or documents required for the examination of his application;
(a.1) wilfully supplies information which the director general believes on reasonable grounds to be false or inaccurate;
(b) neglects to comply with section 68;
(c) refuses or neglects to exercise his legal rights and recourses;
(d) refuses or neglects to cooperate with the advocate or notary rendering professional services for him, in the manner that is normal and customary between an advocate or notary and his client.
Moreover, legal aid may be refused or withdrawn if the applicant or recipient or a member of his family has disposed of property or liquidities without adequate consideration so as to render the applicant or recipient financially eligible for legal aid or so as to evade payment of a contribution.
Legal aid may also be suspended or withdrawn if the recipient has failed to pay all or part of the contribution payable by him.
Legal aid may be suspended or withdrawn at any stage of the proceedings. Subject to the regulations, the centre shall pay to an advocate or notary not in the employ of the centre the fees and expenses to which he is entitled in respect of services rendered by him before he was notified of the suspension or withdrawal.
1972, c. 14, s. 70; 1996, c. 23, s. 34.