Motor Vehicle Transport Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 29 (3rd Supp.))

Act current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2006-01-01. Previous Versions

OBJECTIVES

Marginal note:Statement of objectives
  •  (1) The objectives of this Act are to ensure that the National Transportation Policy set out in section 5 of the Canada Transportation Act is carried out with respect to extra-provincial motor carrier undertakings, and, more specifically, that

    • (a) the regulatory regime for those undertakings is focused on safety performance assessments based on the National Safety Code for Motor Carriers; and

    • (b) the operating standards that apply to those undertakings are applied consistently across Canada.

  • Marginal note:Statements of policy by Governor in Council

    (2) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister, after consultation by the Minister with the provinces, issue transportation policy statements consistent with the objectives set out in subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Provincial authority to comply with guidelines

    (3) Provincial authorities shall, with respect to extra-provincial motor carrier undertakings, have regard to all transportation policy statements issued under subsection (2).

  • R.S., 1985, c. 29 (3rd Supp.), s. 3;
  • 2001, c. 13, s. 3.
Marginal note:Power to conduct research

 The Minister may conduct any research, studies and evaluations that the Minister considers necessary to carry out the objectives of this Act.

  • 2001, c. 13, s. 3.

ARRANGEMENTS

Marginal note:Agreements
  •  (1) The Minister may, after consultation with the provinces and on the terms and conditions that the Minister may specify, enter into agreements in support of the objectives set out in section 3 with provincial governments or with other persons or bodies.

  • Marginal note:International arrangements

    (2) The Minister may, after consultation with the provinces and on the terms and conditions that the Minister may specify, enter into arrangements with foreign states or agencies of those states to promote the objectives of this Act, including the recognition in Canada of documents analogous to safety fitness certificates issued by those states or agencies and the recognition by them of safety fitness certificates.

  • 2001, c. 13, s. 3.

BUS TRANSPORT

Operating Licences

Marginal note:Operation without licence prohibited

 Where in any province a licence is, by the law of the province, required for the operation of a local bus undertaking, no person shall operate an extra-provincial bus undertaking in that province except under and in accordance with a licence issued under the authority of this Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 29 (3rd Supp.), s. 4;
  • 2001, c. 13, s. 4.