Remote Sensing Space Systems Act (S.C. 2005, c. 45)

Assented to 2005-11-25

Interruptions of Service

Marginal note:Minister’s order
  •  (1) The Minister may make an order requiring a licensee to interrupt or restrict, for the period specified in the order, any operation, including the provision of any service, of the licensed system if the Minister believes on reasonable grounds that the continuation of that operation would be injurious to Canada’s conduct of international relations or inconsistent with Canada’s international obligations.

  • Marginal note:Order of Minister of National Defence

    (2) The Minister of National Defence may make an order requiring a licensee to interrupt or restrict, for the period specified in the order, any operation, including the provision of any service, of the licensed system if the Minister of National Defence believes on reasonable grounds that the continuation of that operation would be injurious to the defence of Canada or the safety of Canadian Forces.

  • Marginal note:Non-application of Statutory Instruments Act

    (3) The Statutory Instruments Act does not apply to an order made under this section.

  • Marginal note:Non-disclosure direction

    (4) If the minister making an order under subsection (1) or (2) is satisfied that the substance of the order ought not to be disclosed for the same reasons as those on which the order is founded, that minister may include in the order a direction that no person shall disclose its substance to any other person except as required by law or as necessary to give it effect.

  • Marginal note:Notice and opportunity to make representations

    (5) An order made under this section may take effect immediately on notice to the licensee, but the minister making the order shall give to the licensee an opportunity — during a period of 15 days after the notice or any longer period that the minister specifies — to make representations regarding it.

Priority Access

Marginal note:Minister’s order for priority access
  •  (1) The Minister may make an order requiring a licensee to provide to Her Majesty in right of Canada any service through the licensed system that the Minister believes on reasonable grounds is desirable for the conduct of international relations or the performance of Canada’s international obligations.

  • Marginal note:Order of Minister of National Defence

    (2) The Minister of National Defence may make an order requiring a licensee to provide to Her Majesty in right of Canada any service through the licensed system that that minister believes on reasonable grounds is desirable for the defence of Canada or the safety of Canadian Forces.

  • Marginal note:Order of Solicitor General

    (3) The Solicitor General of Canada may make an order requiring a licensee to provide any service through the licensed system

    • (a) to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police that that minister believes on reasonable grounds is desirable for the fulfilment of its members’ responsibilities under subsection 6(1) of the Security Offences Act;

    • (b) to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service that that minister believes on reasonable grounds is desirable for the fulfilment of its duties and functions under the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act; or

    • (c) to Her Majesty in right of Canada that that minister believes on reasonable grounds is desirable for critical infrastructure protection or emergency preparedness.

  • Marginal note:Details of orders

    (4) An order made under this section must specify the period during which the service is to be provided and may specify how and with what priority it is to be provided.

  • Marginal note:Non-application of Statutory Instruments Act

    (5) The Statutory Instruments Act does not apply to an order made under this section.

  • Marginal note:Non-disclosure direction

    (6) If the minister making an order is satisfied that the substance of the order ought not to be disclosed for the same reasons as those on which the order is founded, that minister may include in the order a direction that no person shall disclose its substance to any other person except as required by law or as necessary to give it effect.

  • Marginal note:Notice and opportunity to make representations

    (7) An order made under this section may take effect immediately on notice to the licensee, but the minister making the order shall give to the licensee an opportunity — during a period of 15 days after the notice or any longer period that the minister specifies — to make representations regarding it.