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Canada Transportation Act

Version of section 6 from 2016-06-18 to 2018-05-22:

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,


Agency means the Canadian Transportation Agency continued by subsection 7(1); (Office)


carrier means a person who is engaged in the transport of goods or passengers by any means of transport under the legislative authority of Parliament; (transporteur)


Chairperson means the Chairperson of the Agency; (président)


goods includes rolling stock and mail; (marchandises)


member means a member of the Agency appointed under subsection 7(2) and includes a temporary member; (membre)


Minister means the Minister of Transport; (ministre)

rolling stock

rolling stock includes a locomotive, engine, motor car, tender, snow-plough, flanger and any car or railway equipment that is designed for movement on its wheels on the rails of a railway; (matériel roulant)


shipper means a person who sends or receives goods by means of a carrier or intends to do so; (expéditeur)

sitting day of Parliament

sitting day of Parliament means a day on which either House of Parliament sits; (jour de séance)

superior court

superior court means

  • (a) in Ontario, the Superior Court of Justice,

  • (b) in Quebec, the Superior Court,

  • (c) in New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench,

  • (d) in Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Yukon and the Northwest Territories, the Supreme Court,

  • (e) in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Trial Division of the Supreme Court, and

  • (f) in Nunavut, the Nunavut Court of Justice; (cour supérieure)

temporary member

temporary member means a temporary member of the Agency appointed under subsection 9(1); (membre temporaire)

TIH (Toxic Inhalation Hazard) material

TIH (Toxic Inhalation Hazard) material means a gas or substance that is included in Class 2.3 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations or that, under paragraph 2.28(c) of those Regulations, is included in Class 6.1 of those Regulations. It includes a dangerous good with a UN number that is set out in Column 1 of the Dangerous Goods List in Chapter 3.2 of the Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – Model Regulations, Eighteenth revised edition, 2013, published by the United Nations and that is listed in Schedule III; (matière toxique par inhalation)


Vice-Chairperson means the Vice-Chairperson of the Agency. (vice-président)

  • 1996, c. 10, s. 6
  • 1998, c. 30, ss. 13(F), 15(E)
  • 1999, c. 3, s. 20
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 114(E)
  • 2015, c. 3, s. 29, c. 31, s. 2

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