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Canada Transportation Act (S.C. 1996, c. 10)

Act current to 2023-11-14 and last amended on 2023-09-30. Previous Versions

PART VIGeneral (continued)

Administrative Monetary Penalties (continued)

Marginal note:Certificate

  •  (1) If a person to whom subsection 180.1(1) applies neither pays the amount of the penalty specified in the notice of violation in accordance with the particulars set out in the notice nor files a request for a review under subsection 180.3(1), the person is deemed to have committed the contravention alleged in the notice of violation and the Minister may obtain from the Tribunal a certificate in the form that may be established by the Governor in Council that indicates the amount of the penalty specified in that notice.

  • Marginal note:Subsection 170(1) or Accessible Canada Act

    (2) If a person to whom subsection 180.1(3) applies does not pay the amount of the penalty — or the lesser amount — specified in the notice of violation in accordance with the particulars set out in it, file a request for a review under subsection 180.3(1) or make a request to enter into a compliance agreement under paragraph 180.1(3)(c), the person is deemed to have committed the contravention alleged in the notice of violation and the Agency may obtain from the Tribunal a certificate in the form that may be established by the Governor in Council that indicates the amount of the penalty specified in that notice.

  • Marginal note:Regulations made under subsection 86.11(1)

    (2.1) If a person to whom subsection 180.1(4) applies does not pay the amount of the penalty specified in the notice of violation in accordance with the particulars set out in it, file a request for a review under subsection 180.3(1) or make a request to enter into a compliance agreement under paragraph 180.1(4)(c), the person is deemed to have committed the contravention alleged in the notice of violation and the Agency may obtain from the Tribunal a certificate in the form that may be established by the Governor in Council that indicates the amount of the penalty specified in that notice.

  • Marginal note:Notice of default

    (3) If a person who has been served with a notice of default under subsection 180.62(4) that specifies an amount does not pay the amount within the time and in the manner set out in the notice, the Agency may obtain from the Tribunal a certificate in the form that may be established by the Governor in Council that indicates the amount specified in that notice.

  • Marginal note:Refusal to enter into compliance agreement

    (4) If the Agency refuses a person’s request under paragraph 180.1(3)(c) or (4)(c) to enter into a compliance agreement, and the person does not pay the amount of the penalty specified in the notice of violation within the time and in the manner required by subsection 180.63(1), the Agency may obtain from the Tribunal a certificate in the form that may be established by the Governor in Council that indicates the amount of the penalty specified in that notice.

Marginal note:Registration of certificate

  •  (1) If the time limit for the payment of the amount of a penalty specified in a notice of violation has expired, the time limit for the payment of an amount specified in a notice of default has expired, the time limit specified for payment of an amount under subsection 180.63(1) has expired, the time limit for the request for a review has expired, the time limit for an appeal has expired, or an appeal has been disposed of, as the case may be, on production in any superior court, a certificate issued under paragraph 180.5(b), subsection 180.6(4) or section 180.64 shall be registered in the court. When it is registered, a certificate has the same force and effect, and proceedings may be taken in connection with it, as if it were a judgment in that court obtained by Her Majesty in right of Canada against the person named in the certificate for a debt of the amount set out in the certificate.

  • Marginal note:Recovery of costs and charges

    (2) All reasonable costs and charges attendant on the registration of the certificate are recoverable in like manner as if they had been certified and the certificate had been registered under subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Amounts received deemed public moneys

    (3) An amount received by the Minister or the Tribunal under this section is deemed to be public money within the meaning of the Financial Administration Act.

Marginal note:References to “Minister”

  •  (1) In the case of a violation referred to in subsection 177(1) or (3), every reference to the “Minister” in sections 180.3 to 180.7 shall be read as a reference to the Agency or to a person designated by the Agency.

  • Marginal note:Delegation by Minister

    (2) In the case of a violation referred to in subsection 177(2), (2.001), (2.01) or (2.2), the Minister may delegate to the Agency any power, duty or function conferred on the Minister under this Part.

Marginal note:Time limit for proceedings

 Proceedings in respect of a violation may be instituted not later than 36 months after the time when the subject matter of the proceedings arose.

Marginal note:Publication

 The Agency may publish information about any violation referred to in section 177, for the purpose of encouraging compliance with this Act and sections 60 to 62 of the Accessible Canada Act.

Production Order

Marginal note:Power to order production

  •  (1) The Agency may, by order, for a purpose related to verifying compliance or preventing non-compliance with any provision of regulations made under subsection 170(1) or with any of sections 60 to 62 of the Accessible Canada Act, direct any person who is required to comply with any provision of those regulations to produce, within the time and in the manner specified by the Agency, for examination or copying, any record, report, electronic data or other document that the Agency has reasonable grounds to believe contains information that is relevant to that purpose.

  • Marginal note:Copies

    (2) The Agency may

    • (a) make copies or take extracts from any record, report, electronic data or other document produced under an order made under subsection (1); and

    • (b) reproduce any document from electronic data referred to in paragraph (a), or cause it to be reproduced, in the form of a printout or other output.

  • Marginal note:Delegation

    (3) The Agency may delegate its powers under subsections (1) and (2) to any person, subject to any restrictions or limitations that it may specify.

  • Marginal note:Certificate of delegation

    (4) Each person to whom powers are delegated under subsection (3) must be provided with a certificate of delegation in a form established by the Agency.

PART VIIRepeals, Transitional Provisions, Consequential and Conditional Amendments and Coming into Force

Repeals

 [Repeals]

Marginal note:Repeal of R.S., c. R-3

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Railway Act is repealed, except to the extent that subsection 14(1), except paragraph (b), and sections 15 to 80, 84 to 89, 96 to 98 and 109 of that Act continue to apply to a railway company that has authority to construct and operate a railway under a Special Act and has not been continued under the Canada Business Corporations Act.

  • Marginal note:Repeal of certain provisions

    Footnote *(2) Sections 264 to 270, 344, 345 and 358 of the Railway Act are repealed on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Interpretation

    (3) For the purpose of applying the provisions mentioned in subsection (2) after this section comes into force,

    • (a) a reference in those provisions to the “Agency” shall be interpreted as a reference to the Canadian Transportation Agency;

    • (b) a reference in those provisions to a “railway, telegraph, telephone and express company”, a “railway or express company” or a “carrier by water” shall be interpreted as a reference to a railway company, as defined in section 87 of this Act; and

    • (c) the reference to section 64 of the National Transportation Act, 1987 in the definition claim period in subsection 270(1) of the Railway Act shall be interpreted as a reference to section 40 of this Act.

Transitional Provisions

Definition of National Transportation Agency

 For the purposes of sections 187 to 199, National Transportation Agency means the National Transportation Agency established by the National Transportation Act, 1987.

Marginal note:Powers, duties and functions

 Wherever under any Act of Parliament, any instrument made under an Act of Parliament or any contract, lease, licence or other document, a power, duty or function is vested in or exercisable by the National Transportation Agency, the power, duty or function is vested in or exercisable by the Canadian Transportation Agency.

Marginal note:Appropriations

 Any amount appropriated, for the fiscal year in which this section comes into force, by an appropriation Act based on the Estimates for that year for defraying the charges and expenses of the National Transportation Agency and that, on the day on which this section comes into force, is unexpended is deemed, on that day, to be an amount appropriated for defraying the charges and expenses of the Canadian Transportation Agency.

Marginal note:Employment continued

  •  (1) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to affect the status of an employee who, immediately before the coming into force of this subsection, occupied a position under the authority of the National Transportation Agency, except that each of those persons shall, on the coming into force of this section, occupy their position under the authority of the Canadian Transportation Agency.

  • Definition of employee

    (2) For the purposes of this section, employee has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Public Service Employment Act.

Marginal note:References

 Every reference to the National Transportation Agency in any deed, contract, agreement or other document executed by the National Transportation Agency shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be read as a reference to the Canadian Transportation Agency.

Marginal note:Rights and obligations

 All rights and property of the National Transportation Agency and of Her Majesty in right of Canada that are under the administration and control of the National Transportation Agency and all obligations of the National Transportation Agency are transferred to the Canadian Transportation Agency.

Marginal note:Commencement of legal proceedings

 Any action, suit or other legal proceeding in respect of an obligation or liability incurred by the National Transportation Agency may be brought against the Canadian Transportation Agency in any court that would have had jurisdiction if the action, suit or other legal proceeding had been brought against the National Transportation Agency.

Marginal note:Continuation of legal proceedings

 Any action, suit or other legal proceeding to which the National Transportation Agency is party pending in any court immediately before the day this section comes into force may be continued by or against the Canadian Transportation Agency in like manner and to the same extent as it could have been continued by or against the National Transportation Agency.

Marginal note:Members cease to hold office

 Except as provided for in subsection 195(4), all persons who hold office as a member of the National Transportation Agency immediately before the coming into force of this section cease to hold office on that day.

Marginal note:Continuation of proceedings

  •  (1) Subject to this section, proceedings relating to any matter before the National Transportation Agency on the coming into force of this section, including any matter that is in the course of being heard or investigated by the National Transportation Agency, shall be continued by the Canadian Transportation Agency.

  • Marginal note:Application of provisions

    (2) Unless the Governor in Council, by order, directs that proceedings continued under this section are to be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of this Act, the proceedings shall be dealt with and determined in accordance with the provisions of the National Transportation Act, 1987 as that Act read immediately before the coming into force of section 183.

  • Marginal note:Directions re proceedings

    (3) The Governor in Council may, by order, direct that proceedings in respect of any class of matter referred to in subsection (1) in respect of which no decision or order had been made on the coming into force of this section shall be

    • (a) discontinued, or

    • (b) continued by the Canadian Transportation Agency,

    on the terms and conditions specified in the order for the protection and preservation of the rights and interests of the parties and of the general public.

  • Marginal note:Member continues

    (4) Where in any proceedings continued under this section any evidence was heard by a member of the National Transportation Agency, that person may, on the request of the Chairperson of the Canadian Transportation Agency, continue to hear the matter and that person is deemed to be a member of the Canadian Transportation Agency for the specific purpose of the expeditious completion of the proceedings, after which time that member shall cease to hold office.

  • Marginal note:Deemed member

    (5) A person referred to in subsection (4) who is deemed to be a member of the Canadian Transportation Agency under that subsection

    • (a) shall, unless the Governor in Council provides otherwise, be paid in a manner that is consistent with the remuneration the person was receiving immediately before the coming into force of this section; but

    • (b) that person’s status as a member does not preclude the appointment of up to three members under paragraph 7(2)(a) or up to three temporary members under subsection 9(1).

Marginal note:Continuation of previous orders, etc.

 Subject to sections 197 to 199, every decision, order, licence, permit, rule, regulation and direction made or issued by the National Transportation Agency that was in force immediately before the coming into force of this section and that is not inconsistent with this Act or any other Act of Parliament continues in force as if it were a decision, order, license, permit, rule, regulation or direction made or issued by the Canadian Transportation Agency.

Marginal note:Continuation of railway crossing and junction orders

 An order of the National Transportation Agency made under section 197 of the Railway Act continues to have effect as if it had been made under section 99 of this Act, but only to the extent that it is consistent with that section.

 

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