Radiocommunication Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. R-2)

Act current to 2016-09-18 and last amended on 2015-06-23. Previous Versions

Radiocommunication Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. R-2

An Act respecting radiocommunication in Canada

Short Title

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Radiocommunication Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. R-2, s. 1;
  • 1989, c. 17, s. 2.

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

broadcasting

radiodiffusion

broadcasting means any radiocommunication in which the transmissions are intended for direct reception by the general public; (radiodiffusion)

broadcasting certificate

certificat de radiodiffusion

broadcasting certificate means a certificate issued by the Minister under subparagraph 5(1)(a)(ii); (certificat de radiodiffusion)

broadcasting undertaking

entreprise de radiodiffusion

broadcasting undertaking includes any distribution undertaking, programming undertaking and network operation to which the Broadcasting Act applies; (entreprise de radiodiffusion)

distribution undertaking

entreprise de distribution

distribution undertaking has the same meaning as in the Broadcasting Act; (entreprise de distribution)

encrypted

encodage

encrypted means treated electronically or otherwise for the purpose of preventing intelligible reception; (encodage)

harmful interference

brouillage préjudiciable

harmful interference means an adverse effect of electromagnetic energy from any emission, radiation or induction that

  • (a) endangers the use or functioning of a safety-related radiocommunication system, or

  • (b) significantly degrades or obstructs, or repeatedly interrupts, the use or functioning of radio apparatus or radio-sensitive equipment; (brouillage préjudiciable)

interference-causing equipment

matériel brouilleur

interference-causing equipment means any device, machinery or equipment, other than radio apparatus, that causes or is capable of causing interference to radiocommunication; (matériel brouilleur)

jammer

brouilleur

jammer means any device or combination of devices that transmits, emits or radiates electromagnetic energy and that is designed to cause, causes or is capable of causing interference or obstruction to radiocommunication, other than a device or combination of devices for which standards have been established under paragraph 5(1)(d) or 6(1)(a) or for which a radio authorization has been issued. (brouilleur)

lawful distributor

distributeur légitime

lawful distributor, in relation to an encrypted subscription programming signal or encrypted network feed, means a person who has the lawful right in Canada to transmit it and authorize its decoding; (distributeur légitime)

Minister

ministre

Minister means the Minister of Industry; (ministre)

network

réseau

network has the same meaning as in the Broadcasting Act; (réseau)

network feed

alimentation réseau

network feed means any radiocommunication that is transmitted

  • (a) by a network operation to its affiliates,

  • (b) to a network operation for retransmission by it to its affiliates, or

  • (c) by a lawful distributor to a programming undertaking; (alimentation réseau)

operator

operator[Repealed, 1989, c. 17, s. 3]

prescribed

Version anglaise seulement

prescribed means prescribed by regulations; (Version anglaise seulement)

programming undertaking

entreprise de programmation

programming undertaking has the same meaning as in the Broadcasting Act; (entreprise de programmation)

public

public

public includes persons who occupy apartments, hotel rooms or dwelling units situated in multi-unit buildings; (public)

public switched telephone network

réseau téléphonique public commuté

public switched telephone network means a telecommunication facility the primary purpose of which is to provide a land line-based telephone service to the public for compensation; (réseau téléphonique public commuté)

radio apparatus

appareil radio

radio apparatus means a device or combination of devices intended for, or capable of being used for, radiocommunication; (appareil radio)

radio authorization

autorisation de radiocommunication

radio authorization means a licence, certificate or authorization issued by the Minister under paragraph 5(1)(a); (autorisation de radiocommunication)

radio-based telephone communication

communication radiotéléphonique

radio-based telephone communication means any radiocommunication that is made over apparatus that is used primarily for connection to a public switched telephone network; (communication radiotéléphonique)

radiocommunication or radio

radiocommunication ou radio

radiocommunication or radio means any transmission, emission or reception of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds or intelligence of any nature by means of electromagnetic waves of frequencies lower than 3 000 GHz propagated in space without artificial guide; (radiocommunication ou radio)

radio licence

licence radio

radio licence means a licence issued by the Minister under subparagraph 5(1)(a)(i); (licence radio)

radio operator certificate

certificat d’opérateur radio

radio operator certificate means a certificate issued by the Minister under subparagraph 5(1)(a)(iii); (certificat d’opérateur radio)

radio-sensitive equipment

matériel radiosensible

radio-sensitive equipment means any device, machinery or equipment, other than radio apparatus, the use or functioning of which is or can be adversely affected by radiocommunication emissions; (matériel radiosensible)

radio station or station

station de radiocommunication ou station

radio station or station means a place in which radio apparatus is located; (station de radiocommunication ou station)

spectrum licence

licence de spectre

spectrum licence means a licence issued by the Minister under subparagraph 5(1)(a)(i.1); (licence de spectre)

subscription programming signal

signal d’abonnement

subscription programming signal means radiocommunication that is intended for reception either directly or indirectly by the public in Canada or elsewhere on payment of a subscription fee or other charge; (signal d’abonnement)

technical acceptance certificate

certificat d’approbation technique

technical acceptance certificate means a certificate issued by the Minister under subparagraph 5(1)(a)(iv). (certificat d’approbation technique)

telecommunication

telecommunication[Repealed, 1993, c. 38, s. 91]

  • R.S., 1985, c. R-2, s. 2;
  • 1989, c. 17, s. 3;
  • 1991, c. 11, s. 81;
  • 1993, c. 38, s. 91, c. 40, s. 23;
  • 1995, c. 1, s. 62;
  • 1996, c. 18, s. 60;
  • 2014, c. 39, s. 174.
 
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