Canada Transportation Act

Version of section 87 from 2007-06-22 to 2016-06-17:

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Part,

land

terres

land includes an interest in land and, in relation to land in the Province of Quebec, includes the interest of a lessee; (terres)

metropolitan area

région métropolitaine

metropolitan area means any area that is classified by Statistics Canada in its most recent census of Canada as a census metropolitan area; (région métropolitaine)

operate

exploitation

operate includes, with respect to a railway, any act necessary for the maintenance of the railway or the operation of a train; (exploitation)

point of destination

point de destination

point of destination means, with respect to traffic on a railway line that is subject to a transfer described in subsection 128(4) or 129(2), the point where the traffic is transferred from the line of a railway company to a line to which this Part does not apply; (point de destination)

point of origin

point d’origine

point of origin means, with respect to traffic on a railway line that is subject to a transfer described in subsection 128(4) or 129(2), the point where the traffic is transferred to the line of a railway company from a line to which this Part does not apply; (point d’origine)

public passenger service provider

société de transport publique

public passenger service provider means VIA Rail Canada Inc., a passenger rail service provider designated by the Minister or an urban transit authority; (société de transport publique)

railway

chemin de fer

railway means a railway within the legislative authority of Parliament and includes

  • (a) branches, extensions, sidings, railway bridges, tunnels, stations, depots, wharfs, rolling stock, equipment, stores, or other things connected with the railway, and

  • (b) communications or signalling systems and related facilities and equipment used for railway purposes; (chemin de fer)

railway company

compagnie de chemin de fer

railway company means a person who holds a certificate of fitness under section 92, a partnership of such persons or a person who is mentioned in subsection 90(2); (compagnie de chemin de fer)

road

route

road means any way or course, whether public or not, available for vehicular or pedestrian use; (route)

Special Act

loi spéciale

Special Act means an Act under which a railway company has authority to construct or operate a railway, or that is enacted with special reference to a railway, and includes

  • (a) letters patent constituting a company’s authority to construct or operate a railway, granted before April 1, 1969, under any Act, and the Act under which the letters patent were granted or confirmed, and

  • (b) letters patent incorporating a company under section 11 of the Railway Act on or after April 1, 1969, whose objects are the construction or operation of a railway in Canada; (loi spéciale)

tariff

tarif

tariff means a schedule of rates, charges, terms and conditions applicable to the movement of traffic and incidental services; (tarif)

traffic

transport ou trafic

traffic means the traffic of goods, including equipment required for their movement; (transport ou trafic)

urban transit authority

administration de transport de banlieue

urban transit authority means an entity owned or controlled by the federal government or a provincial, municipal or district government that provides commuter services. (administration de transport de banlieue)

  • 1996, c. 10, s. 87;
  • 2007, c. 19, s. 28.
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