National Capital Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. N-4)
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Act current to 2023-05-17 and last amended on 2013-09-30. Previous Versions
Marginal note:Proposals for sale of public lands
12.1 (1) Proposals by any department for the sale of public lands in the National Capital Region shall be submitted to the Commission for approval prior to the sale.
(2) No public lands in the National Capital Region shall be sold without the approval of the Commission.
- R.S., 1985, c. 45 (4th Supp.), s. 5
Marginal note:Governor in Council may approve
12.2 (1) Where the Commission does not give its approval to a proposal made under section 12 or 12.1, the Governor in Council may give such approval and any such approval given by the Governor in Council shall, for the purposes of that section, be deemed to have been given by the Commission.
Marginal note:Terms and conditions of approval
(2) Any approval given under section 12, 12.1 or this section may be subject to such terms and conditions as are considered desirable by the Commission or the Governor in Council, as the case may be.
- R.S., 1985, c. 45 (4th Supp.), s. 5
Marginal note:Power to construct railway
13 (1) The Commission may construct in the National Capital Region, in accordance with plans prepared under this Act, a railway and related facilities.
Marginal note:Sale, lease, etc.
(2) The Commission may
(a) sell, convey or lease any railway and related facilities, or any portion thereof, constructed pursuant to subsection (1) to any railway company; or
(b) enter into agreements with any railway company for
(i) the sole, joint or several use of the railway or facilities, or any portion thereof,
(ii) the maintenance by the company of the railway or facilities, or any portion thereof, and
(iii) the operation of the railway or facilities, or any portion thereof.
Marginal note:Application of Part III of the Canada Transportation Act
(3) Part III of the Canada Transportation Act, with such modifications as the circumstances require, is applicable to the exercise of the powers conferred by this section, but nothing in this section is deemed to constitute the Commission a railway company except for the purpose of subsection (2).
- R.S., 1985, c. N-4, s. 13
- 1996, c. 10, s. 236
14 (1) Where in the opinion of the Commission the acquisition of any land or interest therein by the Commission without the consent of the owner is required for the purposes of this Act, the Commission shall so advise the appropriate Minister in relation to Part I of the Expropriation Act.
(2) For the purposes of the Expropriation Act, any land or interest therein that, in the opinion of the Minister mentioned in subsection (1), is required for the purposes of this Act shall be deemed to be land or an interest therein that, in his opinion, is required for a public work or other public purpose, and, in relation thereto, a reference to the Crown in that Act shall be construed as a reference to the Commission.
- R.S., c. N-3, s. 13
- R.S., c. 16(1st Supp.), s. 42
Marginal note:Restrictions on transactions
15 (1) Except with the approval of the Governor in Council, the Commission shall not
(a) acquire any real property for a consideration in excess of a value of twenty-five thousand dollars; or
(b) enter into a lease enduring for a period in excess of five years or grant an easement enduring for a period in excess of forty-nine years.
(2) The Commission shall not dispose of real property for a consideration in excess of ten thousand dollars, except in accordance with subsection 99(2) of the Financial Administration Act.
Marginal note:Contract regulations
(3) Notwithstanding subsection 41(2) of the Financial Administration Act, the Governor in Council may make regulations under subsection 41(1) of that Act that apply in respect of the Commission.
- R.S., 1985, c. N-4, s. 15
- R.S., 1985, c. 45 (4th Supp.), s. 6
Marginal note:Payments in lieu of taxes
16 (1) The Commission may pay grants to a local municipality not exceeding the taxes that might be levied by the municipality in respect of any real property of the Commission if the Commission were not an agent of Her Majesty.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to parks or squares, to highways or parkways, or to bridges or similar structures.
Marginal note:Gatineau Park
(3) The Commission may pay grants to the appropriate authorities in respect of real property of the Commission situated in Gatineau Park not exceeding in any tax year the amounts estimated by the Commission to be sufficient to compensate such authorities for the loss of tax revenue during that tax year in respect of municipal and school taxes by reason of the acquisition of the property by the Commission.
- R.S., c. N-3, s. 15
17 The Minister of Finance may out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund advance to the Commission such amounts by way of loan as are authorized by Parliament, subject to such terms and conditions respecting interest, terms of repayment and otherwise as are approved by the Governor in Council.
- R.S., c. N-3, s. 16
- 1980-81-82-83, c. 17, s. 15
Marginal note:General fund
18 Subject to section 17, the Commission may expend for any of the purposes of this Act any money appropriated by Parliament for the use of the Commission, received by it through the conduct of its operations or received by it by bequest, donation or otherwise.
- R.S., c. N-3, s. 17
By-laws and Regulations
19 The Commission may make by-laws for the conduct and management of its activities and for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Act.
- R.S., c. N-3, s. 18
20 (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations for the protection of any property of the Commission and for preserving order or preventing accidents on any property of the Commission.
(2) The Governor in Council may by regulation prescribe the punishment that may be imposed on summary conviction for the contravention of any regulation made under subsection (1), but the punishment so prescribed shall not exceed that set out in subsection 787(1) of the Criminal Code.
- R.S., 1985, c. N-4, s. 20
- 2002, c. 13, s. 87
Marginal note:Liability of owner
21 (1) Where a vehicle is operated or parked in contravention of any regulation made under subsection 20(1), the owner of the vehicle is liable to the punishment prescribed by the Governor in Council for such contravention, unless at the time of such contravention the vehicle was not operated or parked, as the case may be, by the owner or by any other person with the express or implied consent of the owner.
Marginal note:Damage to property
(2) Where a person is convicted for the contravention of any regulation made under subsection 20(1), the convicting court may, at the time sentence is imposed, order that person to pay to the Commission an amount by way of satisfaction or compensation for loss of or damage to property suffered by the Commission as a result of the contravention for which that person was convicted.
Marginal note:Order enforced as a judgment
(3) An order made under subsection (2) in respect of a person convicted for the contravention of any regulation made under subsection 20(1) may, on the filing of the order in the superior court of the province in which the trial of the contravention was held, be enforced as a judgment of that court.
- R.S., c. N-3, s. 19
22 In a prosecution for the contravention of any regulation made under subsection 20(1), a certificate stating that any property described in it is under the control of the Commission and purporting to be certified by the Commission or the Chief Executive Officer, General Manager, Chief Engineer, or Secretary of the Commission shall be admitted in evidence without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the certificate and without further proof and, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, is proof that the property is under the control of the Commission.
- R.S., 1985, c. N-4, s. 22
- 1995, c. 29, s. 55(E)
- 2006, c. 9, s. 289
23 The Commission may, if it sees fit, accept any property by way of gift, bequest or devise and may, subject to paragraph 10(2)(b) and subsection 15(1) but notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, expend, administer or dispose of any such property for the purposes of this Act, subject to the terms, if any, on which such property was given, bequeathed or devised to the Commission.
- R.S., c. N-3, s. 20
- 1984, c. 31, s. 14
24 The Auditor General of Canada is the auditor of the Commission.
- R.S., c. N-3, s. 22
- 1976-77, c. 34, s. 30(F)
- 1984, c. 31, s. 14
Marginal note:Works for general advantage of Canada
25 All works of the Commission, whether constructed or executed before or after February 6, 1959, are hereby declared to be for the general advantage of Canada.
- R.S., c. N-3, s. 23
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