Telecommunications Act

Version of section 69.3 from 2002-12-31 to 2014-12-15:

Marginal note:Minister’s powers
  •  (1) Subject to any regulations made under section 69.4, the Minister may, taking into account all matters that the Minister considers relevant to further the Canadian telecommunications policy objectives,

    • (a) issue technical acceptance certificates in respect of telecommunications apparatus and fix the duration and conditions of any such certificate;

    • (b) change the duration and amend the conditions of certificates;

    • (c) make available to the public any information set out in certificates;

    • (d) establish technical specifications and markings in relation to telecommunications apparatus or any class of telecommunications apparatus;

    • (e) test telecommunications apparatus for compliance with technical specifications and markings required under this Part;

    • (f) require holders of, and applicants for, certificates to disclose to the Minister any information that the Minister considers appropriate respecting the present and proposed use of the telecommunications apparatus in question;

    • (g) require holders of certificates to inform the Minister of any material changes in information disclosed under paragraph (f);

    • (h) appoint inspectors for the purposes of this Part; and

    • (i) do any other thing necessary for the effective administration of this Part.

  • Marginal note:Delegation of powers

    (2) The Minister may authorize any person to perform such powers on behalf of the Minister under paragraph (1)(a) as the Minister may determine and subject to the conditions that the Minister may fix.

  • Marginal note:Suspension or revocation of certificate

    (3) The Minister may suspend or revoke a certificate

    • (a) with the consent of the holder of the certificate;

    • (b) after giving written notice to the holder and giving the holder a reasonable opportunity to make representations to the Minister with respect to the notice, if the Minister is satisfied that

      • (i) the holder has contravened this Part, the regulations or the conditions of the certificate, or

      • (ii) the certificate was obtained through misrepresentation; or

    • (c) on giving written notice of suspension or revocation to the holder, without having to give the holder an opportunity to make representations to the Minister with respect to the notice, if the holder has failed to comply with a request to pay fees or interest due.

  • 1998, c. 8, s. 8.
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