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

Act current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2019-04-03. Previous Versions

PART IAdministration (continued)

Review of Mergers and Acquisitions (continued)

Marginal note:Offence — subsection 53.1(1)

  •  (1) Every person who contravenes subsection 53.1(1) is guilty of an offence and is liable

    • (a) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding $50,000; or

    • (b) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding $25,000.

  • Marginal note:Offence — subsection 53.2(1) or (10)

    (2) Every person who contravenes subsection 53.2(1) or (10) is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to a fine not exceeding $10,000,000, or to both.

  • Marginal note:Continuing offence

    (3) If an offence under subsection 53.2(10) is committed or continued on more than one day, the person who commits it is liable to be convicted for a separate offence for each day on which it is committed or continued.

  • Marginal note:Officers, etc., of corporations

    (4) If a corporation commits an offence under subsection (1) or (2), any officer, director or agent or mandatary of the corporation who directed, authorized, assented to, acquiesced in or participated in the commission of the offence is a party to and guilty of the offence and is liable on conviction to the punishment provided for the offence whether or not the corporation has been prosecuted or convicted.

  • Marginal note:Sections 174 and 175 do not apply

    (5) Sections 174 and 175 do not apply in respect of an offence committed under subsection (1) or (2).

  • 2007, c. 19, s. 13

Review of Arrangements Involving Two or More Transportation Undertakings Providing Air Services

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in sections 53.71 to 53.84.

arrangement

arrangement means an agreement or arrangement, other than a transaction referred to in subsection 53.1(1), involving two or more transportation undertakings providing air services, as defined in subsection 55(1), to, from or within Canada, to coordinate on any aspect of the operation or marketing of such services, including prices, routes, schedules, capacity or ancillary services and to share costs or revenues or other resources or benefits. (entente)

party

party means any person who proposes to enter into or has entered into an arrangement for which a notice has been given under subsection 53.71(1). (partie)

  • 2018, c. 10, s. 14

Marginal note:Notice

  •  (1) Every person who proposes to enter into an arrangement may notify the Minister of that arrangement. If the person so notifies the Minister, they shall at the same time provide a copy of the notice to the Commissioner of Competition.

  • Marginal note:Information

    (2) A notice given under subsection (1) shall contain any information that is required under the guidelines that are issued and published by the Minister, including information that relates to considerations respecting competition.

  • Marginal note:Guidelines

    (3) The guidelines referred to in subsection (2) shall be developed in consultation with the Competition Bureau and shall include factors that may be considered by the Minister to determine whether a proposed arrangement raises significant considerations with respect to the public interest under subsection (6) and, if applicable, to render a final decision regarding the arrangement under subsection 53.73(8).

  • Marginal note:Not statutory instruments

    (4) The guidelines referred to in subsection (2) are not statutory instruments within the meaning of the Statutory Instruments Act.

  • Marginal note:Further information

    (5) The Minister or the Commissioner may, after receiving a notice or copy of a notice under subsection (1), require any party to provide further information.

  • Marginal note:Minister’s response

    (6) The Minister shall, within 45 days after the day on which he or she receives the notice with the information referred to in subsection (2), inform the parties and the Commissioner as to whether, in his or her opinion, the proposed arrangement raises significant considerations with respect to the public interest.

  • Marginal note:No significant public interest considerations

    (7) If the Minister is of the opinion that the proposed arrangement does not raise significant considerations with respect to the public interest, sections 53.72 to 53.79 do not apply to that arrangement.

  • Marginal note:Significant public interest considerations

    (8) If the Minister is of the opinion that the proposed arrangement raises significant considerations with respect to the public interest, the arrangement is subject to the review process set out in section 53.73.

  • 2018, c. 10, s. 14

Marginal note:Prohibition

 If a notice has been given under subsection 53.71(1), the proposed arrangement shall not be completed without the Minister’s authorization under subsection 53.73(8).

  • 2018, c. 10, s. 14

Marginal note:Review process

  •  (1) The Minister, or a person designated by the Minister, shall examine the proposed arrangement, if it is subject to the review process.

  • Marginal note:Commissioner’s report

    (2) The Commissioner of Competition shall, within 120 days after the day on which he or she receives a copy of the notice under subsection 53.71(1) with the information referred to in subsection 53.71(2), report to the Minister and the parties on any concerns regarding potential prevention or lessening of competition that may occur as a result of the proposed arrangement.

  • Marginal note:Summary

    (3) Unless a notice is withdrawn or is deemed to have been withdrawn under section 53.8, the Commissioner shall make public a summary of the conclusions of the report that does not include any confidential information.

  • Marginal note:Communicating concerns

    (4) The Minister shall, within 150 days after the day on which he or she receives the notice with the information referred to in subsection 53.71(2), report to the parties on any concerns with respect to the public interest that may occur as a result of the proposed arrangement and provide a copy of the report to the Commissioner.

  • Marginal note:Measures to address concerns

    (5) The parties shall, within 30 days after the day on which they receive the report under subsection (4), respond in writing to the Minister, addressing any concerns with respect to the public interest and competition raised by the Minister and the Commissioner and informing the Minister, among other things, of any measures they are prepared to undertake to address those concerns. The parties may propose amendments to the arrangement.

  • Marginal note:Preliminary decision

    (6) The Minister shall, after consulting with the Commissioner and within 45 days after the day on which he or she receives the response from the parties under subsection (5), render a preliminary decision regarding the proposed arrangement and specify any terms and conditions relating to the public interest and competition under which an authorization could be given under subsection (8).

  • Marginal note:Response to preliminary decision

    (7) The parties shall, within 30 days after the day on which they receive the Minister’s preliminary decision, provide a response in writing to the Minister and the response may include proposed amendments to the terms and conditions specified in the decision.

  • Marginal note:Final decision

    (8) The Minister shall, within 30 days after the day on which he or she receives a response from the parties under subsection (7), render a final decision and make public a summary of that decision that does not include any confidential information. The Minister may, if satisfied that the proposed arrangement is in the public interest, authorize it and specify any terms and conditions relating to the public interest and competition that the Minister considers appropriate.

  • 2018, c. 10, s. 14

Marginal note:Canadian

 An authorization given by the Minister under subsection 53.73(8) does not affect any requirement that a transportation undertaking providing air services, as defined in subsection 55(1), be Canadian, as defined in that subsection.

  • 2018, c. 10, s. 14

Marginal note:Varying or rescinding terms and conditions

 On application by any party who is subject to terms and conditions of an authorization, the Minister may, after consulting with the Commissioner of Competition, vary or rescind the terms and conditions and shall make public a summary of that decision that does not include any confidential information.

  • 2018, c. 10, s. 14

Marginal note:Proposed amendment to arrangement

  •  (1) The parties to an authorized arrangement may propose an amendment to that arrangement to the Minister and he or she may, after consulting with the Commissioner of Competition and considering the significance of the amendment,

    • (a) authorize the amendment, subject to any terms and conditions that the Minister may impose; or

    • (b) require the parties to submit a new notice under subsection 53.71(1) for review of the proposed amended arrangement, unless the parties decide not to proceed with the amendment.

  • Marginal note:No confidential information made public

    (2) If the Minister authorizes the amendment under paragraph (1)(a), he or she shall make public a summary of that decision that does not include any confidential information.

  • 2018, c. 10, s. 14
 
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