Canada Transportation Act

Version of section 66 from 2003-01-01 to 2007-06-21:

Marginal note:Unreasonable fares or rates
  •  (1) If, on complaint in writing to the Agency by any person, the Agency finds that a licensee, including affiliated licensees, is the only person providing a domestic service between two points and that a fare, cargo rate or increase in a fare or cargo rate published or offered in respect of the service is unreasonable, the Agency may, by order,

    • (a) disallow the fare, rate or increase;

    • (b) direct the licensee to amend its tariff by reducing the fare, rate or increase by the amounts and for the periods that the Agency considers reasonable in the circumstances; or

    • (c) direct the licensee, if practicable, to refund amounts specified by the Agency, with interest calculated in the prescribed manner, to persons determined by the Agency to have been overcharged by the licensee.

  • Marginal note:Complaint of inadequate range of fares or rates

    (2) If, on complaint in writing to the Agency by any person, the Agency finds that a licensee, including affiliated licensees, is the only person providing a domestic service between two points and that it is offering an inadequate range of fares or cargo rates in respect of that service, the Agency may, by order, direct the licensee, for a period that the Agency considers reasonable in the circumstances, to publish and apply in respect of that service one or more additional fares or cargo rates that the Agency considers reasonable in the circumstances.

  • Marginal note:Relevant information

    (3) When making a finding under subsection (1) or (2) that a fare, cargo rate or increase in a fare or cargo rate published or offered in respect of a domestic service between two points is unreasonable or that a licensee is offering an inadequate range of fares or cargo rates in respect of a domestic service between two points, the Agency shall consider

    • (a) historical data respecting fares or cargo rates applicable to domestic services between those two points;

    • (b) fares or cargo rates applicable to similar domestic services offered by the licensee and one or more other licensees using similar aircraft, including terms and conditions of carriage and, in the case of fares, the number of seats available at those fares;

    • (b.1) the competition from other modes of transportation, if the finding is in respect of a cargo rate, an increase in a cargo rate or a range of cargo rates; and

    • (c) any other information that may be provided by the licensee, including information that the licensee provides under section 83.

  • Marginal note:Alternative domestic services

    (4) The Agency may find that a licensee is the only person providing a domestic service between two points if every alternative domestic service between those points is, in the opinion of the Agency, unreasonable, taking into consideration the number of stops, the number of seats offered, the frequency of service, the flight connections and the total travel time.

  • Marginal note:Consideration of representations

    (5) Before making a direction under paragraph (1)(b) or subsection (2), the Agency shall consider any representations that the licensee has made with respect to what is reasonable in the circumstances.

  • Marginal note:Finding on the Agency’s own motion

    Footnote *(6) The Agency may make a finding under subsection (1) or (2) on its own motion within two years after the date that this subsection comes into force. The Governor in Council may, by order, extend for a maximum of two years the period within which the Agency may make a finding on its own motion.

    • Return to footnote *[Note: Subsection 66(6) in force July 5, 2000, see SI/2000-59. Period extended to July 5, 2004, see SOR/2002-249.]

  • Marginal note:Informing the Agency

    (7) During the period during which the Agency may make a finding under subsection (6), every licensee operating a domestic service between two points in accordance with a published timetable or on a regular basis shall

    • (a) keep the Agency informed of its existing tariffs in respect of that service in the form and manner that the Agency may specify; and

    • (b) on request, inform the Agency of the tariffs it applied in respect of any of its domestic services during the previous three years and provide the Agency with any information that the Agency considers necessary for the purposes of subsection (6) and that is in support of those tariffs or related to the passenger seating or cargo capacity offered or proposed to be offered in relation to the fares or cargo rates set out in those tariffs.

  • Marginal note:Confidentiality of information

    (8) The Agency may take any measures or make any order that it considers necessary to protect the confidentiality of any of the following information that it is considering in the course of any proceedings under this section:

    • (a) information that constitutes a trade secret;

    • (b) information the disclosure of which would likely cause material financial loss to, or prejudice to the competitive position of, the person providing the information or on whose behalf it is provided; and

    • (c) information the disclosure of which would likely interfere with contractual or other negotiations being conducted by the person providing the information or on whose behalf it is provided.

  • 1996, c. 10, s. 66;
  • 2000, c. 15, s. 4.
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