Registrar's Decision

Registrar’s Decision 18-03-008

File Number: 18-03-008

In the matter of Motor Dealer Act R.S.B.C. 1996 C.316
and Salesperson Licensing Regulation B.C. Reg. 241/2004

Complainant: Vehicle Sales Authority of BC

Licensee/Unlicensed person:
Brillyan Auto Inc. (#10574)


  • Brillyan’s motor dealer registration came up for renewal.
  • There was a dispute over who owned Brillyan.
  • Despite meeting with those claiming to own Brillyan, Authority staff were unable to establish, who owned the dealership.
  • The Authority staff proposed to refuse to renew Brillyan’s dealership registration and called a hearing before the Registrar.


  • The oral evidence and documents reviewed showed a dispute as to the ownership of Brillyan.
  • The Registrar had no jurisdiction to settle a dispute about the ownership of the dealer.
  • The Registrar could not regulate a dealer, if the ownership of the dealer was in dispute.
  • The Registrar could not renew the registration of a dealer, which he could not regulate.
  • The Registrar refused to renew the dealer’s registration, until the ownership of the dealership was determined by a court or by agreement.

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