Agreement on Internal Trade Implementation Act (S.C. 1996, c. 17)

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Agreement on Internal Trade Implementation Act

S.C. 1996, c. 17

Assented to 1996-06-20

An Act to implement the Agreement on Internal Trade

Preamble

WHEREAS the Government of Canada together with the Governments of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory have entered into an Agreement on Internal Trade;

AND WHEREAS the reduction or elimination of barriers to the free movement of persons, goods, services and investments is essential for the promotion of an open, efficient and stable domestic market to enhance the competitiveness of Canadian business and sustainable development;

NOW, THEREFORE, 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 Agreement on Internal Trade Implementation Act.

INTERPRETATION

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

“Agreement”

« Accord »

“Agreement” means the Agreement on Internal Trade signed in 1994, as amended from time to time;

“Minister”

« ministre »

“Minister”, in respect of any provision of this Act, means the member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada designated as the Minister for the purposes of that provision under section 8.

  • 1996, c. 17, s. 2;
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 299.

PURPOSE

Marginal note:Purpose

 The purpose of this Act is to implement the Agreement.

HER MAJESTY

Marginal note:Binding on Her Majesty

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

GENERAL

Marginal note:Prohibition of private cause of action
  •  (1) There is no cause of action and no proceedings of any kind shall be taken, without the consent of the Attorney General of Canada, to enforce or determine any right or obligation that is claimed or arises solely under or by virtue of section 9 or 11, or an order made under section 9.

  • Marginal note:Where private cause of action under Agreement

    (2) Except to the extent provided in Part B of Chapter Seventeen of the Agreement, there is no cause of action and no proceedings of any kind shall be taken, without the consent of the Attorney General of Canada, to enforce or determine any right or obligation that is claimed or arises solely under or by virtue of the Agreement.

Marginal note:For greater certainty

 For greater certainty, nothing in this Act, by specific mention or omission, limits in any manner the right of Parliament to enact legislation to implement any provision of the Agreement or fulfil any of the obligations of the Government of Canada under the Agreement.

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGREEMENT GENERALLY

Approval of Agreement

Marginal note:Agreement approved

 The Agreement is hereby approved.

Designation of Minister

Marginal note:Order designating Minister

 The Governor in Council may, by order, designate any member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as the Minister for the purposes of any provision of this Act.