Canada Transportation Act (S.C. 1996, c. 10)

Act current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2015-07-30. Previous Versions


Marginal note:Agreements to apply transportation law to provincial railways
  •  (1) The Minister may enter into an agreement with a provincial minister responsible for transportation matters providing for the administration, in relation to persons who operate railways within the legislative authority of the province, of any law respecting

    • (a) accident investigations and railway crossings; or

    • (b) railway noise and vibration, or the regulation of the rates and conditions of service of railway companies, to the extent that those matters are governed by this Act.

  • Marginal note:Designation

    (2) The Minister may designate any body established under an Act of Parliament, or any person or class of persons employed in the federal public administration, to administer the law in accordance with the agreement.

  • Marginal note:Functions, duties and powers

    (3) The designated body, person or class of persons may perform any function or duty and exercise any powers necessary for the enforcement of the law, to the extent specified in the agreement.

  • 1996, c. 10, s. 157.1;
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 224(E);
  • 2007, c. 19, s. 46;
  • 2012, c. 7, s. 39.
Marginal note:Agreements made with provincial authorities

 The Minister may enter into an agreement with a provincial authority to authorize the provincial authority to regulate the construction and operation of a railway as well as the rates and conditions of service in the same manner and to the same extent as it may regulate a railway within its jurisdiction.

  • 1996, c. 10, s. 158;
  • 2007, c. 19, s. 47;
  • 2012, c. 7, s. 40.


Division IFinal Offer Arbitration

Marginal note:Application of sections 161 to 169
  •  (1) Sections 161 to 169 apply only in respect of matters arising between shippers and carriers that involve

    • (a) the carriage of goods by air to which Part II applies, other than their carriage internationally;

    • (b) the carriage of goods by railways to which this Act applies, other than the carriage of goods in trailers or containers on flat cars unless the containers arrive by water at a port in Canada, served by only one railway company, for further movement by rail or arrive by rail at such a port in Canada for further movement by water; or

    • (c) the carriage by water, for hire or reward, of goods required for the maintenance or development of a municipality or any permanent settlement for northern marine resupply purposes, other than goods required in relation to national defence or in relation to the exploration for or the development, extraction or processing of oil, gas or any mineral.

  • Marginal note:Scope of paragraph (1)(c)

    (2) Paragraph (1)(c) applies only to resupply services on

    • (a) the rivers, streams, lakes and other waters within the watershed of the Mackenzie River;

    • (b) the territorial sea and internal waters of Canada that are adjacent to the coast of the mainland and islands of the Canadian Arctic and situated within the area bounded by the meridians of longitude 95° West and 141° West and the parallels of latitude 66° 00′30″ North and 74°00′20″ North; and

    • (c) the internal waters of Canada comprised in Spence Bay and Shepherd Bay and situated east of the meridian of longitude 95° West.

  • Marginal note:Application

    (3) Paragraph (1)(c) applies only if

    • (a) the total register tonnage of all ships used to provide the resupply service exceeds fifty register tons; or

    • (b) the resupply service originates from a point situated on the waters described in subsection (2).