Aeronautics Act

Version of section 7 from 2003-06-30 to 2004-05-10:

Marginal note:Suspension where immediate threat to aviation safety
  •  (1) Where the Minister decides to suspend a Canadian aviation document on the grounds that an immediate threat to aviation safety exists or is likely to occur as a result of an act or thing having been, being or proposed to be done under the authority of the document, the Minister shall forthwith by personal service or by registered or certified mail sent to the holder of the document or to the owner or operator of any aircraft, airport or other facility in respect of which the document was issued, as the case may be, at his latest known address notify the holder, owner or operator of his decision.

  • Marginal note:Contents of notice

    (2) A notice under subsection (1) shall be in such form as the Governor in Council may by regulation prescribe and shall, in addition to any other information that may be so prescribed,

    • (a) indicate the immediate threat to aviation safety that the Minister believes exists or is likely to occur as a result of an act or thing having been, being or proposed to be done under the authority of the Canadian aviation document concerned, and the nature of that act or thing; and

    • (b) state the date, being thirty days after the notice is served or sent, on or before which and the address at which a request for a review of the decision of the Minister is to be filed in the event the holder of the document or the owner or operator concerned wishes to have the decision reviewed.

  • Marginal note:Effective date of Minister’s decision

    (2.1) The Minister’s decision takes effect on the date of receipt of the notice under subsection (1) by the person on whom it is served or to whom it is sent, unless the notice indicates that the decision is to take effect on a later date.

  • Marginal note:Request for review of Minister’s decision

    (3) Where the holder of a Canadian aviation document or the owner or operator of any aircraft, airport or other facility in respect of which a Canadian aviation document is issued who is affected by a decision of the Minister referred to in subsection (1) wishes to have the decision reviewed, he shall, on or before the date that is thirty days after the notice is served on him or sent to him under that subsection, in writing file with the Tribunal at the address set out in the notice a request for a review of the decision.

  • Marginal note:Request for review not a stay of suspension

    (4) A request for a review of the decision of the Minister under subsection (3) does not operate as a stay of the suspension to which the decision relates.

  • Marginal note:Appointment of review time

    (5) On receipt of a request filed in accordance with subsection (3), the Tribunal shall forthwith appoint a time, as soon as practicable after the request is filed, and place for the review of the decision referred to in the request and in writing notify the Minister and the person who filed the request of the time and place so appointed.

  • Marginal note:Review procedure

    (6) At the time and place appointed under subsection (5) for the review of the decision, the member of the Tribunal assigned to conduct the review shall provide the Minister and the holder of the Canadian aviation document or the owner or operator affected by the decision, as the case may be, with an opportunity consistent with procedural fairness and natural justice to present evidence and make representations in relation to the suspension under review.

  • Marginal note:Determination of Tribunal member

    (7) On a review under this section of a decision of the Minister to suspend a Canadian aviation document, the member of the Tribunal who conducts the review may determine the matter by confirming the Minister’s decision or substituting his or her own determination.

  • Marginal note:Request for reconsideration of immediate threat

    (8) Where

    • (a) no appeal from a determination under subsection (7) confirming the Minister’s decision is taken under section 7.2 within the time limited for doing so under that section, or

    • (b) an appeal panel has, on an appeal under section 7.2, confirmed the Minister’s decision under this section,

    the holder of the document or the owner or operator of any aircraft, airport or other facility in respect of which the document was issued may, in writing, request the Minister to reconsider whether the immediate threat to aviation safety referred to in subsection (1) that occasioned the suspension continues to exist or is likely to occur as described in that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Reconsideration

    (9) On receipt of a request under subsection (8), the Minister shall forthwith reconsider the matter and give a notice of his decision to the holder, owner or operator who made the request, and the provisions of this section and section 7.2 providing for a review of a decision of the Minister and an appeal from a determination on a review apply, with such modifications as the circumstances require, to and in respect of a decision of the Minister under this subsection.

  • R.S., 1985, c. A-2, s. 7;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 33 (1st Supp.), s. 1;
  • 1992, c. 1, s. 5;
  • 2001, c. 29, ss. 36, 45.
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