88. (1) This Part applies to all persons, railway companies and railways within the legislative authority of Parliament.
Marginal note:Special cases
(2) Without limiting the effect of subsection (1), this Part applies to
(a) a company operating a railway from the United States into Canada; and
(b) a railway, or a portion of a railway, whether or not constructed under the authority of an Act of Parliament, that is owned, controlled, leased or operated by a person who operates a railway within the legislative authority of Parliament.
Marginal note:Works for the general advantage of Canada
(3) A railway or a portion of a railway mentioned in paragraph (2)(b) is declared to be a work for the general advantage of Canada.
Marginal note:Cessation of declaration
(4) A declaration by subsection (3) or by any other Act of Parliament that a railway is a work for the general advantage of Canada, or for the advantage of two or more provinces, ceases to have effect with respect to a line of the railway, or a portion of it, whose operation is discontinued under Division V or is the subject of a transfer under that Division to a person other than a company mentioned in paragraph (2)(b).
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