International Bridges and Tunnels Act (S.C. 2007, c. 1)

Assented to 2007-02-01

Marginal note:Expropriation

 If a person requires an interest in land, as defined in section 2 of the Expropriation Act, for the purposes of the construction or alteration of an international bridge or tunnel and has unsuccessfully attempted to purchase the interest in land, the person may request the Minister to have the Minister of Public Works and Government Services have the interest in land expropriated by the Crown and section 4.1 of that Act applies to that person, with any modifications that are necessary, as if the person were a railway company.

MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

Marginal note:Ministerial order

 The Minister may order the owner or operator of an international bridge or tunnel to take any action that the Minister considers appropriate to ensure that it is kept in good condition.

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister, make regulations respecting the maintenance and repair of international bridges and tunnels, including regulations

  • (a) requiring the owner or operator of an international bridge or tunnel to prepare reports for the Minister on the condition of the bridge or tunnel;

  • (b) specifying the information that is to be included in the reports and when they must be prepared and sent to the Minister;

  • (c) requiring any person or class of persons to provide to the Minister any information related to the maintenance and repair of international bridges and tunnels; and

  • (d) providing for the inspection of international bridges and tunnels by the Minister or a person designated by the Minister.

OPERATION AND USE

Marginal note:Regulations
  •  (1) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister, make regulations respecting the operation and use of international bridges and tunnels, including regulations

    • (a) respecting the use that may be made of international bridges or tunnels by different types of vehicles;

    • (b) respecting any matter relating to complaints in respect of tolls, fees and other charges, including the procedures to be followed and the person or body who is responsible for dealing with complaints;

    • (c) respecting the level of service that is to be provided by owners or operators of international bridges or tunnels; and

    • (d) requiring any person or class of persons to provide to the Minister any information related to the operation and use of international bridges and tunnels.

  • Marginal note:Consultations

    (2) Before recommending that a regulation be made under subsection (1), the Minister shall, if in the opinion of the Minister it is necessary having regard to all the circumstances, consult with the other levels of government that have jurisdiction over any place where an international bridge or tunnel is situated and with any person who, in the opinion of the Minister, has a direct interest in the matter.