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Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (S.C. 2001, c. 26)

Act current to 2020-09-09 and last amended on 2019-07-30. Previous Versions

PART 12Miscellaneous (continued)

Procedure (continued)

Marginal note:Jurisdiction

 If there is no judge having jurisdiction in respect of writs of certiorari resident at or near the place where a conviction or an order is made, in Ontario, a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, in Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Prince Edward Island, a judge of the Supreme Court, in Newfoundland and Labrador, a judge of the Trial Division of the Supreme Court, or, in New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Alberta, a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench has power to hear and determine an application for a stay of proceedings on the conviction or order.

  • 2001, c. 26, s. 264
  • 2015, c. 3, s. 27

Marginal note:Documents admissible in evidence

  •  (1) A document made, given or issued under this Act and appearing to be signed by the Minister of Transport, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the Chief Registrar or a registrar, a marine safety inspector, the Chair of the Marine Technical Review Board, a marine communications and traffic services officer, a person exercising powers under subsection 135(2), a pleasure craft safety inspector or an enforcement officer is admissible in evidence and, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, is proof of the statements contained in the document without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the document.

  • Marginal note:Copies or extracts

    (2) A copy of or an extract from any record or other document that is made, given or issued under this Act by a person referred to in subsection (1) and that appears to have been certified under the signature of that person as a true copy or extract is admissible in evidence without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed it and, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, has the same probative force as the original would have if it were proved in the ordinary way.

Marginal note:Admissibility of documents in evidence

 A document that this Act declares to be admissible in evidence is, on its production from the proper custody, admissible in evidence in any court or before any person having by law or consent of the parties authority to receive evidence, and, in the absence of any evidence to the contrary, is proof of the matters stated in the document without proof of the signature or the official character of the person appearing to have signed it.

Marginal note:Document entries as proof

 In an action or proceeding under this Act, an entry in a record required under this Act to be kept is, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, proof of the matters stated as against the person who made the entry or was required to keep the record or, if the record was kept in respect of a vessel, against the authorized representative or master.

Application of Fines

Marginal note:Paid to Receiver General

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), all fines imposed under this Act must, despite any other Act, be paid to the Receiver General and deposited to the credit of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

  • Marginal note:Application of fines

    (2) A court, justice of the peace or provincial court judge who imposes a fine under this Act may direct that the whole or a portion of it may

    • (a) be applied in compensating a person for any wrong or damage that may have been caused by the act or default in respect of which the fine was imposed;

    • (b) be applied in or toward payment of the expenses of the proceedings; or

    • (c) be paid to the provincial, municipal or local authority bearing in whole or in part the expense of prosecuting the contravention of this Act in respect of which the fine was imposed.

Crown Liability

Marginal note:Crown not relieved

 Subsections 11(5) and 12(5), section 45, paragraph 181.1(a) and subsection 195(3) do not, by reason of section 10 of the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, relieve the Crown of liability in respect of a tort or extracontractual civil liability to which the Crown would otherwise be subject.

  • 2001, c. 26, s. 268.1
  • 2014, c. 29, s. 77
  • 2018, c. 27, ss. 710, 712
  • 2019, c. 1, s. 150

State of War or Armed Conflict

Marginal note:Prohibition of shipment of articles of war

  •  (1) No person shall, during a prescribed period,

    • (a) discharge from a Canadian vessel a prescribed article in any prescribed territory or within the territorial waters adjacent to the territory;

    • (b) tranship on the high seas such an article from a Canadian vessel to any vessel bound for such a territory;

    • (c) take on board or carry on a Canadian vessel such an article consigned to or destined for a place in such a territory; or

    • (d) take on board or carry on any other vessel in Canadian waters such an article consigned to or destined for a place in such a territory.

  • Marginal note:Powers if contravention suspected

    (2) Any person, or member of a class of persons, designated by the Minister of Transport or the Minister of National Defence for the purposes of this section, who has reason to suspect that a vessel is contravening or has contravened subsection (1) may

    • (a) direct the master to stop the vessel or proceed to the place that the person may select, and to moor, anchor or remain there for any reasonable period that the person may specify;

    • (b) board the vessel;

    • (c) direct the master to produce any documents relating to any cargo that is being carried or has been carried on the vessel;

    • (d) search the vessel, examine the cargo and direct the master or a member of the crew to open any package or parcel that the person suspects contains articles prescribed for the purposes of subsection (1); and

    • (e) make any other examination or inquiry that the person considers necessary to determine whether subsection (1) is being or has been contravened.

  • Marginal note:Power to take vessel

    (3) If the person has reasonable grounds to believe that subsection (1) is being or has been contravened, the person may take the vessel to the nearest or most convenient port in order that the alleged contravention may be adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (4) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, make regulations

    • (a) prescribing any territory in which there is a state of war or armed conflict;

    • (b) prescribing anything else that may be prescribed under this section;

    • (c) exempting, in the case of any territory prescribed under paragraph (a), an article or class of articles from the application of this section; and

    • (d) for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this section.

  • Marginal note:Contraventions

    (5) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) or a direction made under paragraph (2)(a) or (c) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than $1,000,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than 18 months, or to both.

  • Marginal note:Authorized representative or master

    (6) If a person on a vessel commits an offence under this section and the authorized representative or master authorized or acquiesced in the offence, the authorized representative or master is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to the penalty provided for by this Act in respect of the offence committed by the person whether or not the person has been prosecuted.

PART 13Transitional

Marginal note:Decisions that cease to have effect

 Decisions of the Board of Steamship Inspection that were made under the Canada Shipping Act, chapter S-9 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, cease to have effect five years after section 26 comes into force.

Marginal note:Acquired rights — registered vessels

  •  (1) Every vessel registered in Canada when Part 2 comes into force is deemed to be registered under that Part until its ownership changes.

  • (2) [Repealed before coming into force, 2008, c. 20, s. 3]

  • Marginal note:Grace period

    (3) A vessel that was not required to be registered under the Canada Shipping Act, chapter S-9 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, and that is required by subsection 46(1) to be registered under Part 2 has two years after that Part comes into force to comply with that requirement.

Marginal note:Acquired rights — licensed vessels

 Every vessel, other than a pleasure craft, licensed under section 108 of the Canada Shipping Act, chapter S-9 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, when Part 2 comes into force is deemed to be registered in the small vessel register referred to in subsection 43(1) until

  • (a) the earlier of the date the vessel’s ownership changes and five years after Part 2 comes into force; or

  • (b) in the case of a vessel that was issued a licence under that Act, the expiry date of the licence.

  • 2001, c. 26, s. 272
  • 2015, c. 3, s. 28(F)
 
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