The Registrar or municipality may suspend or cancel lottery licences where:
- there has been a breach of any term, condition, Directive or Standard
- there are reasonable grounds to believe that the applicant or licensee will not conduct and manage the lottery scheme in accordance with law or with honesty and integrity
- in its opinion it is in the public interest to do so
- an applicant or licensee fails to submit financial reports or other information in accordance with the Registrar’s requirements.
The Registrar also has the power to refuse to issue a licence for the grounds set out in section 5 of the Order-in-Council or to suspend or cancel a licence issued by a municipal council.
If an organization continues to conduct lottery events after its licence has been suspended or cancelled, the lottery events will be illegal pursuant to the Criminal Code (Canada).