In the matter of The Motor Dealer Act R.S.B.C. 1996 C.316 and Salesperson Licensing Regulation B.C. Reg. 241/2004 Complainant: Vehicle Sales Authority Licensee/Unlicensed person:
Jason Coburn (#106135)
A Hearing was called to review the salesperson licence of Jason Coburn. Mr. Coburn’s salesperson licence was inactive at the time of the Hearing.
It was alleged that Jason Coburn:
sold motor vehicles to consumers while not having an active salesperson licence;
sold a motor vehicle to a consumer on consignment while not being properly licensed to do so; and
advertised his company (Twin Speed Motors and Service) as a licensed motor dealer which was not a properly licenced motor dealer.
On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, Mr. Coburn requested that the Hearing be adjourned to a later date as his lawyer needed more time to review the evidence.
The Authority was concerned due to the seriousness of the allegations and in the interest of protecting consumers would not agree to an adjournment. The Authority advised Mr. Coburn he could request an adjournment from the Registrar at the Hearing on Thursday, August 17, 2017.
At the Hearing Mr. Coburn’s lawyer requested that the Hearing be adjourned to have more time to review the evidence.
The Authority noted that the investigation is still ongoing.
The Registrar ordered an interim order to protect the public interest as follows:
Mr. Coburn is not to sell motor vehicles on behalf of a motor dealer while his licence remains in inactive status;
Mr. Coburn is not to sell motor vehicles as a motor dealer; and
The Hearing is adjourned to a date to be set by the parties pending the outcome of the investigation.