Registrar's Decision

Registrar's Decision 16-01-004

File Number: 16-01-004

In the matter of MOTOR DEALER ACT R.S.B.C. 1996 C.316

Complainant: Vehicle Sales Authority

Licensee/Unlicensed person:

Stephen Albert Ironside (Proposed Salesperson Licence #202624)


  • A Hearing was called to review the salesperson licence application of Stephen Albert Ironside who was denied a salesperson licence by the Registrar in a decision issued on May 27, 2011, as a result of his conduct in a hearing held on March 30, 2011, and for a criminal conviction in the USA for telemarketing fraud.


  • The Registrar considered whether Mr. Ironside’s conduct indicated that there had been rehabilitation, remorse, acceptance of past conduct, restitution and/or positive steps taken to address any aggravating factors and applied Re: Peter Fryer (Registrar of Motor Dealers, Hearing File 13-11-005, December 13, 2015).
  • The Registrar found that unlike Peter Fryer, Mr. Ironside had taken steps of improvement and rehabilitation. The Registrar was satisfied that Mr. Ironside should be allowed an opportunity to show he is deserving of the public’s trust to be a licensed salesperson.
  • The Registrar granted Mr. Ironside a conditional salesperson licence with the following added conditions:
  1. To successfully complete the salesperson certification course within the time required by his licence and any continuing education requirements.
  2. To be employed only at a franchise dealership.
  3. To advise the VSA of the dealership(s) where he is employed.
  4. To have all transactions reviewed by a manager.
  5. Not to handle consumer money.
  6. To obtain prior approval of the VSA if he changes employment at a dealership.
  7. Not to hold a management position without the prior written approval of the VSA.
  8. To abide by all other legal requirements of a licensed salesperson.
  • The conditions can be reviewed after one year upon Mr. Ironside’s renewal of his salesperson licence.

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