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Oceans Act

Version of section 41 from 2019-07-30 to 2023-01-11:


Marginal note:Coast guard services

  •  (1) As the Minister responsible for coast guard services, the powers, duties and functions of the Minister extend to and include all matters over which Parliament has jurisdiction, not assigned by law to any other department, board or agency of the Government of Canada, relating to

    • (a) services for the safe, economical and efficient movement of ships in Canadian waters through the provision of

      • (i) aids to navigation systems and services,

      • (ii) marine communications and traffic management services,

      • (iii) ice breaking and ice management services, and

      • (iv) channel maintenance;

    • (b) the marine component of the federal search and rescue program;

    • (c) response to wrecks and hazardous or dilapidated ships;

    • (d) marine pollution response; and

    • (e) the support of departments, boards and agencies of the Government of Canada through the provision of ships, aircraft and other marine services.

  • Marginal note:Cost effective

    (2) The Minister shall ensure that the services referred to in subparagraphs (1)(a)(i) to (iv) are provided in a cost effective manner.

  • 1996, c. 31, s. 41
  • 1999, c. 31, s. 170(F)
  • 2005, c. 29, s. 36
  • 2019, c. 1, s. 133
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