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Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Version of section 20 from 2003-06-30 to 2012-12-13:

Marginal note:Suspension, cancellation and refusal to renew

  •  (1) Subject to section 20.1, the Minister of Transport may suspend, cancel or refuse to renew a Canadian maritime document if the Minister is satisfied that

    • (a) the requirements for the issuance of the document are no longer met;

    • (b) a term or condition attached to the document has been contravened;

    • (c) the document was obtained by any fraudulent or improper means or a misrepresentation of any material fact;

    • (d) the holder of the document has not paid a fine or penalty imposed on them under this Act;

    • (e) the holder of the document has contravened a provision of this Act or the regulations that the Minister is responsible for administering;

    • (f) in the case of a Canadian maritime document issued under Part 3 (Personnel) to a master or crew member,

      • (i) the master or crew member is incompetent or has committed an act of misconduct,

      • (ii) the master or crew member was on board a vessel that contravened any of sections 5.3 to 5.5 of the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act and knew, when the contravention occurred, that the vessel was committing the contravention, or

      • (iii) the master or crew member has been found guilty of an offence related to their duties on a vessel; or

    • (g)  in the case of a refusal to renew,

      • (i) the applicant has not paid a fee set under paragraph 35(1)(g) in respect of the issuance of the document, or

      • (ii) the Minister is of the opinion that the public interest and, in particular, the record of the applicant or of a principal of the applicant warrant it.

  • Marginal note:Return of document

    (2) If a Canadian maritime document is suspended or cancelled, the person who held it shall return it on demand to the Minister of Transport.

  • 2001, c. 26, s. 20, c. 29, s. 72

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