Registrar's Decision

Registrar’s Decision 19-04-002

File Number: 19-04-002

In the matter of Motor Dealer Act R.S.B.C. 1996 C.316
and Salesperson Licensing Regulation, B.C. REG. 202/2017

Complainant: Vehicle Sales Authority of BC

Licensee/Unlicensed person:
Foorat Serop Sultan dba Canadian Maple Leaf Auto (#26885) and Foorat Serop Sultan (#102193)

The Authority requested a review of the dealer registration of Foorat Serop Sultan dba Canadian Maple Leaf Auto’s (“Canadian Maple Leaf”) dealer registration and Foorat Serop Sultan’s salesperson licence, based upon allegations that:

  • Canadian Maple Leaf’s debts made it financially nonviable; and
  • Mr. Sultan had sold multiple vehicles to customers, while a lien was still attached.

Canadian Maple Leaf and Mr. Sultan did not refute the Authority’s allegations and provided no specifics as to how to address the dealership’s debts.


  • The Registrar found it not to be in the public interest that Canadian Maple Leaf continue to be registered as a dealership, at least until it could show its financial viability and address the consumer’s unpaid liens.
  • The Registrar found that insufficient evidence had been presented to show that it was not in the public interest that Mr. Sultan continue to be licensed as a salesperson.
  • The Registrar suspended Canadian Maple Leaf’s dealer registration, with conditions to be met before the registrar would consider lifting the suspension.
  • The Registrar took no action against Mr. Sultan’s salesperson licence.

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