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

Act current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2014-05-29. Previous Versions

PART VIGENERAL

Enforcement

Marginal note:False information, etc.
  •  (1) No person shall knowingly make any false or misleading statement or knowingly provide false or misleading information to the Agency or the Minister or to any person acting on behalf of the Agency or the Minister in connection with any matter under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Obstruction and false statements

    (2) No person shall knowingly obstruct or hinder, or make any false or misleading statement, either orally or in writing, to a person designated as an enforcement officer pursuant to paragraph 178(1)(a) who is engaged in carrying out functions under this Act.

Marginal note:Offence

 Every person who contravenes a provision of this Act or a regulation or order made under this Act, other than an order made under section 47, is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable

  • (a) in the case of an individual, to a fine not exceeding $5,000; and

  • (b) in the case of a corporation, to a fine not exceeding $25,000.

Marginal note:Officers, etc., of corporation re offences

 Where a corporation commits an offence under this Act, every person who at the time of the commission of the offence was a director or officer of the corporation is guilty of the like offence unless the act or omission constituting the offence took place without the person’s knowledge or consent or the person exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of the offence.

Marginal note:Time limit for commencement of proceedings

 Proceedings by way of summary conviction in respect of an offence under this Act may be instituted within but not later than twelve months after the time when the subject-matter of the proceedings arose.

Administrative Monetary Penalties

Definition of “Tribunal”

 For the purposes of sections 180.1 to 180.7, “Tribunal” means the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada established by subsection 2(1) of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada Act.

  • 2007, c. 19, s. 48.
Marginal note:Regulation-making powers
  •  (1) The Agency may, by regulation,

    • (a) designate

      • (i) any provision of this Act or of any regulation, order or direction made pursuant to this Act,

      • (ii) the requirements of any provision referred to in subparagraph (i), or

      • (iii) any condition of a licence issued under this Act,

      as a provision, requirement or condition the contravention of which may be proceeded with as a violation in accordance with sections 179 and 180; and

    • (b) prescribe the maximum amount payable for each violation, but the amount shall not exceed

      • (i) $5,000, in the case of an individual, and

      • (ii) $25,000, in the case of a corporation.

  • Marginal note:Regulation-making powers — railway company’s obligations

    (1.1) The Agency may, by regulation,

    • (a) designate any requirement imposed on a railway company in an arbitrator’s decision made under section 169.37 as a requirement the contravention of which may be proceeded with as a violation in accordance with sections 179 and 180; and

    • (b) prescribe the maximum amount payable for each violation, but the amount shall not be more than $100,000.

  • Marginal note:Regulations by Minister

    (2) The Minister may, by regulation,

    • (a) designate as a provision or requirement the contravention of which may be proceeded with as a violation in accordance with sections 179 and 180 any provision of section 51 or of any regulation made under section 50 or 51, or any requirement of any of those provisions; and

    • (b) prescribe the maximum amount payable for each violation, but the amount shall not exceed

      • (i) $5,000, in the case of an individual, and

      • (ii) $25,000, in the case of a corporation.

  • Marginal note:Subsection 116.2(1) or (4)

    (3) The contravention of subsection 116.2(1) or (4) may be proceeded with as a violation in accordance with sections 179 and 180. The maximum amount payable for each violation is $100,000.

  • 1996, c. 10, s. 177;
  • 2007, c. 19, s. 49;
  • 2013, c. 31, s. 12;
  • 2014, c. 8, s. 9.