Telecommunications Act (S.C. 1993, c. 38)

Act current to 2014-10-15 and last amended on 2014-07-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Delegation of powers
  •  (1) The Commission may, in writing and on specified terms, delegate any of its powers under section 46.1 to any person, including any body created by the Commission for that purpose.

  • Marginal note:Decision of delegate

    (2) For the purposes of sections 62 and 63, a decision of a delegate is deemed to be a decision of the Commission.

  • Marginal note:Decision of Commission

    (3) For greater certainty, a delegation of powers is a decision of the Commission.

  • Marginal note:Revocation of delegation

    (4) The Commission may, in writing, revoke a delegation of powers. A revocation is deemed not to be a decision of the Commission.

  • 1998, c. 8, s. 6.
Marginal note:Rates
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a delegate may charge rates for exercising delegated powers.

  • Marginal note:Regulation of rates

    (2) The Commission may regulate the rates charged by a delegate, whether by requiring pre-approval of the rates or otherwise.

  • Marginal note:Financial Administration Act does not apply

    (3) Notwithstanding the Financial Administration Act, money collected by a delegate is deemed not to be public money.

  • 1998, c. 8, s. 6.
Marginal note:Regulation of conditions and rates

 The Commission may regulate

  • (a) the manner in which any person provides services relating to any of the matters referred to in paragraph 46.1(a); and

  • (b) the rates, whether by requiring pre-approval of the rates or otherwise, charged by the person.

  • 1998, c. 8, s. 6.
Marginal note:Contribution to fund
  •  (1) The Commission may require any telecommunications service provider to contribute, subject to any conditions that the Commission may set, to a fund to support continuing access by Canadians to basic telecommunications services.

  • Marginal note:Designation of administrator

    (2) The Commission must designate a person to administer the fund.

  • Marginal note:Regulation of administration and rates

    (3) The Commission may regulate

    • (a) the manner in which the administrator administers the fund; and

    • (b) the rates, whether by requiring pre-approval of the rates or otherwise, charged by the administrator for administering the fund.

  • 1998, c. 8, s. 6.