An Act to implement the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment

S.C. 2005, c. 3

Assented to 2005-02-24

An Act to implement the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment

SUMMARY

This enactment would implement the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment.

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

SHORT TITLE

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the International Interests in Mobile Equipment (aircraft equipment) Act.

INTERPRETATION

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) The following definitions apply in this Act.

    “aircraft objects”

    « biens aéronautiques »

    “aircraft objects” has the same meaning as in Article I(2)(c) of the Aircraft Protocol.

    “Aircraft Protocol”

    « Protocole aéronautique »

    “Aircraft Protocol” means the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment set out in Schedule 2.

    “Convention”

    « Convention »

    “Convention” means the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment set out in Schedule 1.

    “declaration”

    « déclaration »

    “declaration” means a declaration or designation made by Canada under the Convention or the Aircraft Protocol.

  • Marginal note:Same meaning

    (2) Unless a contrary intention appears, words and expressions used in this Act have the same meaning as in the Convention and the Aircraft Protocol.

  • Marginal note:Interpretation

    (3) In interpreting the Convention and the Aircraft Protocol, recourse may be had to

    • (a) the Official Commentary on the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol thereto on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment, as approved for distribution by the Governing Council of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT); and

    • (b) the Consolidated Text of the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment set out in Schedule 3.

PURPOSE

Marginal note:Purpose

 The purpose of this Act is to implement the provisions of the Convention and the Aircraft Protocol with respect to aircraft objects.

FORCE OF LAW

Marginal note:Force of law
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), to the extent that they apply to Canada as described in declarations, the Convention and the Aircraft Protocol have the force of law with respect to aircraft objects during the period that the Aircraft Protocol is, by its terms, in force in respect of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of Articles 47 to 62 of the Convention and Articles XI and XXVI to XXXII of the Aircraft Protocol.

HER MAJESTY

Marginal note:Binding on Her Majesty

 This Act is binding on Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province.

INCONSISTENT LAWS

Marginal note:Inconsistent laws

 If a provision of this Act, including a provision given force of law by section 4, is inconsistent with any other law, the provision prevails over the other law to the extent of the inconsistency.

COURTS

Marginal note:Courts

 The superior courts of the provinces are courts of competent jurisdiction for the purpose of the enforcement of the provisions of this Act, including provisions given force of law by section 4.

REQUESTS FOR DECLARATIONS

Marginal note:Ministerial requests
  •  (1) Requests from ministers of the Crown in right of Canada for declarations must be directed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

  • Marginal note:Provincial requests

    (2) The Minister of Justice must forward to the Minister of Foreign Affairs requests received from the provinces for declarations.

REGULATIONS

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make any regulations that are necessary for carrying out any of the provisions of this Act, including the provisions given force of law by section 4.

AMENDMENTS TO CERTAIN ACTS

1991, c. 46Bank Act

 The Bank Act is amended by adding the following after section 436:

Marginal note:Regulations — aircraft objects
  • 436.1 (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting the application of sections 426 to 436 to aircraft objects, including regulations

    • (a) removing classes of aircraft objects from the application of those sections or reinstating their application to those classes of aircraft objects; and

    • (b) eliminating rights and powers acquired under those sections in relation to aircraft objects.

  • Definition of “aircraft objects”

    (2) In subsection (1), “aircraft objects” has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the International Interests in Mobile Equipment (aircraft equipment) Act.

R.S., c. B-3; 1992, c. 27, s. 2Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act

 Subsection 2(1) of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:

“aircraft objects”

« biens aéronautiques »

“aircraft objects” has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the International Interests in Mobile Equipment (aircraft equipment) Act;

 Subsection 69(2) of the Act is amended by striking out the word “or” at the end of paragraph (b), by adding the word “or” at the end of paragraph (c) and by adding the following after paragraph (c):

  • (d) to prevent a creditor who holds security on aircraft objects — or who is a lessor of aircraft objects or a conditional seller of aircraft objects  —  under an agreement with the insolvent person from taking possession of the equipment

    • (i) if, after the commencement of proceedings under this Act, the insolvent person defaults in protecting or maintaining the equipment in accordance with the agreement,

    • (ii) sixty days after the commencement of proceedings under this Act unless, during that period, the insolvent person

      • (A) remedied the default of every other obligation under the agreement, other than a default constituted by the commencement of proceedings under this Act or the breach of a provision in the agreement relating to the insolvent person’s financial condition,

      • (B) agreed to perform the obligations under the agreement, other than an obligation not to become insolvent or an obligation relating to the insolvent person’s financial condition, until the day on which proceedings under this Act end, and

      • (C) agreed to perform all the obligations arising under the agreement after the proceedings under this Act end, or

    • (iii) if, during the period that begins on the expiry of the sixty-day period and ends on the day on which proceedings under this Act end, the insolvent person defaults in performing an obligation under the agreement, other than an obligation not to become insolvent or an obligation relating to the insolvent person’s financial condition.

 Subsection 69.1(2) of the Act is amended by striking out the word “or” at the end of paragraph (b), by adding the word “or” at the end of paragraph (c) and by adding the following after paragraph (c):

  • (d) to prevent a creditor who holds security on aircraft objects — or who is a lessor of aircraft objects or a conditional seller of aircraft objects — under an agreement with the insolvent person from taking possession of the equipment

    • (i) if, after the commencement of proceedings under this Act, the insolvent person defaults in protecting or maintaining the equipment in accordance with the agreement,

    • (ii) sixty days after the commencement of proceedings under this Act unless, during that period, the insolvent person

      • (A) remedied the default of every other obligation under the agreement, other than a default constituted by the commencement of proceedings under this Act or the breach of a provision in the agreement relating to the insolvent person’s financial condition,

      • (B) agreed to perform the obligations under the agreement, other than an obligation not to become insolvent or an obligation relating to the insolvent person’s financial condition, until the day on which proceedings under this Act end, and

      • (C) agreed to perform all the obligations arising under the agreement after the proceedings under this Act end, or

    • (iii) if, during the period that begins on the expiry of the sixty-day period and ends on the day on which proceedings under this Act end, the insolvent person defaults in performing an obligation under the agreement, other than an obligation not to become insolvent or an obligation relating to the insolvent person’s financial condition.

Marginal note:1992, c. 27, s. 36
  •  (1) Subsection 69.3(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    Marginal note:Stay of proceedings — bankruptcy
    • 69.3 (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3) and sections 69.4 and 69.5, on the bankruptcy of any debtor, no creditor has any remedy against the debtor or the debtor’s property, or may commence or continue any action, execution or other proceedings, for the recovery of a claim provable in bankruptcy, until the trustee has been discharged.

  • (2) Section 69.3 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):

    • Marginal note:Secureed creditors — aircraft objects

      (3) The bankruptcy of a debtor does not prevent a creditor who holds security on aircraft objects — or who is a lessor of aircraft objects or a conditional seller of aircraft objects — under an agreement with the bankrupt from taking possession of the equipment

      • (a) if, after the commencement of proceedings under this Act, the trustee defaults in protecting or maintaining the equipment in accordance with the agreement;

      • (b) sixty days after the commencement of proceedings under this Act unless, during that period, the trustee

        • (i) remedied the default of every other obligation under the agreement, other than a default constituted by the commencement of proceedings under this Act or the breach of a provision in the agreement relating to the bankrupt’s financial condition,

        • (ii) agreed to perform the obligations under the agreement, other than an obligation not to become insolvent or an obligation relating to the bankrupt’s financial condition, until the day on which proceedings under this Act end, and

        • (iii) agreed to perform all the obligations arising under the agreement after the proceedings under this Act end; or

      • (c) if, during the period that begins on the expiry of the sixty-day period and ends on the day on which proceedings under this Act end, the trustee defaults in performing an obligation under the agreement, other than an obligation not to become insolvent or an obligation relating to the bankrupt’s financial condition.

 
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