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Telecommunications Act

Version of section 69.3 from 2015-09-30 to 2022-07-13:

Marginal note:Minister’s powers

  •  (1) Subject to any regulations made under section 69.4, the Minister may, taking into account all matters that the Minister considers relevant to further the Canadian telecommunications policy objectives,

    • (a) register telecommunications apparatus and fix any conditions and the duration of the registration;

    • (a.1) establish requirements for the registration of telecommunications apparatus;

    • (a.2) establish the procedure governing applications for registration;

    • (b) amend the conditions and change the duration of the registration;

    • (c) make available to the public any information regarding the registered telecommunications apparatus;

    • (d) establish technical specifications and markings in relation to telecommunications apparatus or any class of telecommunications apparatus and any requirements relating to those technical specifications and markings;

    • (e) test telecommunications apparatus for compliance with technical specifications and markings required under this Part;

    • (f) require an applicant for registration to disclose to the Minister any information that the Minister considers appropriate respecting the present and proposed use of the telecommunications apparatus in question;

    • (f.1) establish fees for registration, applications for registration and examinations or testing in relation to registration, and respecting interest payable on unpaid fees;

    • (g) require the registrant to inform the Minister of any material changes in information disclosed under paragraph (f);

    • (g.1) establish requirements to recognize and designate foreign and domestic persons that are competent to assess whether telecommunications apparatus complies with the applicable foreign or domestic technical specifications;

    • (h) [Repealed, 2014, c. 39, s. 197]

    • (i) do any other thing necessary for the effective administration of this Part.

  • Marginal note:Delegation of powers

    (2) The Minister may authorize any person to exercise any of the powers that are granted to the Minister under this Part, or by the regulations made under this Part, subject to any conditions that the Minister may fix.

  • Marginal note:Suspension or revocation of registration

    (3) The Minister may suspend or revoke a registration

    • (a) with the consent of the registrant;

    • (b) after giving written notice to the registrant and giving the registrant a reasonable opportunity to make representations to the Minister with respect to the notice, if the Minister is satisfied that

      • (i) the registrant has contravened this Part, the regulations made under this Part or the conditions of the registration,

      • (ii) the registration was obtained through misrepresentation, or

      • (iii) the apparatus does not comply with the applicable technical specifications or markings; or

    • (c) on giving written notice of suspension or revocation to the registrant, without having to give the registrant an opportunity to make representations to the Minister with respect to the notice, if the registrant has failed to comply with a request to pay fees or interest due.

  • 1998, c. 8, s. 8
  • 2014, c. 39, s. 197
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