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Motor Vehicle Safety Act

Version of section 20 from 2014-06-19 to 2022-09-22:


Marginal note:Powers of Minister

  •  (1) The Minister may

    • (a) conduct any research, studies, evaluations and analyses that the Minister considers necessary for the administration and enforcement of this Act;

    • (b) undertake research and development programs for the study of the impact of vehicles, drivers of vehicles, and streets and highways on road safety, energy conservation and the environment and for the promotion of measures to control that impact;

    • (c) establish and operate facilities for the testing of vehicles, equipment and components, and acquire test equipment for that purpose;

    • (d) make the facilities referred to in paragraph (c) and all related materials, parts and services available to any person;

    • (e) collect any information related to vehicles or equipment that the Minister considers to be in the public interest; and

    • (f) publish or otherwise disseminate any information, other than personal information, relating to the activities of the Minister under this section.

  • Marginal note:Personal information

    (1.1) For the purposes of paragraphs (1)(a), (b) and (e), the Minister may collect personal information, as defined in section 3 of the Privacy Act, including personal information from third parties.

  • Marginal note:Fees and prices to be charged

    (2) The Minister may, by order, determine or establish the manner of determining a fee to be charged for any facility or service made available to any person under paragraph (1)(d), the price to be charged for any material or part referred to in that paragraph, and the terms of payment of fees and prices so charged.

  • Marginal note:Application of charges

    (3) Any amount charged pursuant to subsection (2) may be applied against the cost of making facilities, materials, parts and services available to persons under paragraph (1)(d).

  • Marginal note:Recovery of charges

    (4) Any amount charged pursuant to subsection (2) may be recovered as a debt due to Her Majesty in the Federal Court.

  • 1993, c. 16, s. 20
  • 2014, c. 20, s. 229
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