Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992

Version of section 24 from 2003-01-01 to 2009-06-15:

Marginal note:Privileged information
  •  (1) The following information is privileged:

    • (a) information disclosed under section 23 and information of a similar nature obtained by an inspector under section 15; and

    • (b) information in a record of a communication between any person and the Canadian Transport Emergency Centre of the Department of Transport relating to an accidental release of dangerous goods that occurred or appeared to be imminent.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (2) Information is not privileged to the extent that it

    • (a) relates only to the dangerous properties of a product, substance or organism without revealing its formula, composition or chemical ingredients; or

    • (b) is required to be disclosed or communicated for the purposes of an emergency involving public safety.

  • Marginal note:Evidence in legal proceedings

    (3) Despite any other Act or law, no person shall be required, in connection with any legal proceedings, to produce any statement or other record containing privileged information or to give evidence relating to it unless the proceedings relate to the administration or enforcement of this Act.

  • Marginal note:Disclosure

    (4) No person to whom privileged information has been provided shall knowingly communicate it or allow it to be communicated to any person, or allow any other person to inspect or have access to the information, except

    • (a) with the consent in writing of the person who provided the information or from whom it was obtained; or

    • (b) for the purposes of the administration or enforcement of this Act.

  • 1992, c. 34, s. 24;
  • 1994, c. 26, s. 71(F).