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Pilotage Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-14)

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Act current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2019-08-07. Previous Versions

St. Lambert Lock

Marginal note:Pilotage to and from St. Lambert Lock

  •  (1) Notwithstanding the boundaries of the regions set out in the schedule in respect of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority, and the Laurentian Pilotage Authority and any compulsory pilotage areas established by those Authorities,

    • (a) a pilot licensed by the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority, may pilot a ship from the wait wall north of St. Lambert Lock into that Lock;

    • (b) a pilot licensed by the Laurentian Pilotage Authority may pilot a ship from the wait wall south of St. Lambert Lock or from within that Lock into the region set out in respect of the Laurentian Pilotage Authority in the schedule; and

    • (c) a pilot licensed by the Laurentian Pilotage Authority may pilot a ship either directly or from the wait wall north of St. Lambert Lock into that Lock.

  • Marginal note:Revenue from St. Lambert Lock

    (2) The Governor in Council may make regulations prescribing procedures to ensure the equitable distribution, between the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority, and the Laurentian Pilotage Authority, of the revenue received for pilotage through St. Lambert Lock.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-14, s. 46
  • 1998, c. 10, s. 158

Offences and Punishment

Marginal note:Proceeding without a pilot

 Except where an Authority waives compulsory pilotage, the owner, master or person in charge of a ship subject to compulsory pilotage that proceeds through a compulsory pilotage area not under the conduct of a licensed pilot or the holder of a pilotage certificate is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 52, s. 37

Marginal note:Contravention of Act or regulations

 Every person who contravenes or fails to comply with

  • (a) any provision of this Part, other than section 15.3,

  • (b) any regulation made by the Governor in Council, or

  • (c) any regulation of an Authority,

is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-14, s. 48
  • 1998, c. 10, s. 154
  • 2001, c. 26, s. 318
  • 2008, c. 21, s. 62(F)

Marginal note:Contravention

 A person who contravenes section 15.3 is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of not more than $10,000 for each day on which the offence is committed or continued.

  • 1998, c. 10, s. 155

Marginal note:To whom fines paid

 All fines collected pursuant to this Part, other than section 48.1, shall be paid to the Authority concerned.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-14, s. 49
  • 1998, c. 10, s. 156
  • 2001, c. 26, s. 318

Marginal note:Limitation period

 Any proceedings may be instituted at any time within, but not later than,

  • (a) two years, in respect of an offence under section 47, or

  • (b) six months, in respect of any other offence under this Part,

after the time when the subject-matter of the proceedings arose.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-14, s. 50
  • 2001, c. 26, s. 318

Marginal note:Venue

 Where any person is charged with an offence under this Part, any court in Canada that would have had cognizance of the offence if it had been committed by a person within the limits of its ordinary jurisdiction has jurisdiction to try the offence as if it had been so committed.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-14, s. 51
  • 2001, c. 26, s. 318

Regulations

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations

  • (a) prescribing for any region or part thereof the minimum qualifications respecting navigational certificates, experience at sea and health that an applicant for a licence or pilotage certificate shall meet before it is issued to the applicant;

  • (b) respecting the medical examinations that a licensed pilot or holder of a pilotage certificate shall undergo from time to time to determine whether that pilot or holder meets the qualifications respecting health prescribed under paragraph (a);

  • (c) prescribing the intervals at which the medical examinations required by paragraph (b) shall be held, which intervals shall be not less than once every three years;

  • (d) prescribing the forms of licences and pilotage certificates;

  • (e) prescribing rules of procedure regarding the holding of hearings by an Authority; and

  • (f) establishing compulsory pilotage areas where an Authority fails to do so and the Governor in Council considers it necessary.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-14, s. 52
  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (1st Supp.), s. 86

Review of Act

Marginal note:Ten-year review

  •  (1) The Minister shall, 10 years after the day on which this subsection comes into force and every 10 years after that, undertake a review of the operation of this Act.

  • Marginal note:Appointment of reviewers or assistants

    (2) The Minister may appoint one or more persons to undertake or assist in the review.

  • 1998, c. 10, s. 157
  • 2019, c. 29, s. 258

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 [Repealed, 2019, c. 29, s. 258]

 [Repealed, 2019, c. 29, s. 258]

 [Repealed, 2019, c. 29, s. 258]

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