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Canada Transportation Act (S.C. 1996, c. 10)

Act current to 2021-09-11 and last amended on 2020-06-10. Previous Versions

PART IAdministration (continued)

Review of Arrangements Involving Two or More Transportation Undertakings Providing Air Services (continued)

Marginal note:Proposed amendment to arrangement

  •  (1) The parties to an authorized arrangement may propose an amendment to that arrangement to the Minister and he or she may, after consulting with the Commissioner of Competition and considering the significance of the amendment,

    • (a) authorize the amendment, subject to any terms and conditions that the Minister may impose; or

    • (b) require the parties to submit a new notice under subsection 53.71(1) for review of the proposed amended arrangement, unless the parties decide not to proceed with the amendment.

  • Marginal note:No confidential information made public

    (2) If the Minister authorizes the amendment under paragraph (1)(a), he or she shall make public a summary of that decision that does not include any confidential information.

Marginal note:Concerns regarding authorized arrangement

  •  (1) The Minister may, at any time after the second anniversary of the day on which an arrangement is authorized, notify the parties of any concerns raised by the arrangement with respect to the public interest and competition.

  • Marginal note:Measures to address concerns

    (2) The parties shall, within 45 days after the day on which they receive the notice under subsection (1), provide a response in writing to the Minister, specifying, among other things, any measures they are prepared to undertake to address those concerns. The parties may propose amendments to the arrangement.

  • Marginal note:Continuing the authorization

    (3) If, after consulting with the Commissioner, the Minister determines that the arrangement is still in the public interest, the authorization is continued subject to any new or amended terms and conditions specified by the Minister to address the concerns referred to in subsection (1).

Marginal note:Obligation to comply with terms and conditions

 Every person who is subject to terms and conditions under subsection 53.73(8), section 53.75, paragraph 53.76(a) or subsection 53.77(3) shall comply with them.

Marginal note:Revoking authorization — false or misleading information

  •  (1) The Minister may revoke an authorization at any time if it was granted on the basis of information that is false or misleading in a material respect or if the parties fail to comply with any of the authorization’s terms or conditions.

  • Marginal note:Revoking authorization — other grounds

    (2) The Minister may also revoke the authorization of an arrangement if

    • (a) that arrangement is significantly amended without prior authorization; or

    • (b) the Minister, after considering any response of the parties to the concerns raised under subsection 53.77(1), is no longer satisfied that the arrangement is in the public interest.

Marginal note:Withdrawing notice

  •  (1) A notice given under subsection 53.71(1) may be withdrawn at any time before a final decision is rendered under subsection 53.73(8).

  • Marginal note:Deemed withdrawal

    (2) A notice is deemed to have been withdrawn if the parties fail to respond to the Minister within any period specified in subsection 53.73(5) or (7) or any extended period, as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Effect of withdrawal

    (3) If a notice given under subsection 53.71(1) is withdrawn or is deemed to have been withdrawn, section 53.72 no longer applies to the proposed arrangement.

Marginal note:Extension of time

 The Minister may, at the request of the parties or on the Minister’s own initiative, extend any period specified in section 53.71, 53.73 or 53.77 if the Minister considers it appropriate in the circumstances, including when the arrangement is exceptionally complex.

Marginal note:Order

 If a person contravenes sections 53.72 or 53.78, a superior court may, on application by the Minister, order the person to cease the contravention or do any thing that is required to be done, and may make any other order that it considers appropriate, including an order requiring the divestiture of assets. The Minister shall notify the Commissioner of Competition before making an application.

Marginal note:Offence — section 53.72 or 53.78

  •  (1) Every person who contravenes section 53.72 or 53.78 is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years or to a fine of not more than $10,000,000, or to both.

  • Marginal note:Continuing offence

    (2) If an offence under subsection (1) for the contravention of section 53.78 is committed or continued on more than one day, the person who commits it is liable to be convicted for a separate offence for each day on which it is committed or continued.

  • Marginal note:Officers, etc., of corporations

    (3) If a corporation commits an offence under subsection (1), any officer, director or agent or mandatary of the corporation who directed, authorized, assented to, acquiesced in or participated in the commission of the offence is a party to and guilty of the offence and is liable on conviction to the punishment provided for the offence, whether or not the corporation has been prosecuted or convicted.

  • Marginal note:Sections 174 and 175 do not apply

    (4) Sections 174 and 175 do not apply in respect of an offence committed under subsection (1).

Marginal note:Cost recovery

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting

    • (a) the fees to be paid by the parties to an arrangement for any activities undertaken by the Minister under sections 53.71 to 53.76 that are related to the arrangement, including the method of calculating the fees; and

    • (b) the refund of all or part of any fee referred to in paragraph (a), including the method of calculating the refund.

  • Marginal note:Amounts not to exceed cost

    (2) The fees referred to in paragraph (1)(a) shall not exceed the costs related to the activities undertaken by the Minister under sections 53.71 to 53.76 that are related to the arrangement.

  • Marginal note:Remittance of fees and charges

    (3) The fees paid in accordance with regulations made under subsection (1) shall be deposited to the credit of the Receiver General in the time and manner prescribed under those regulations.

  • Marginal note:Spending authority

    (4) The Minister may spend the amounts deposited under subsection (3) in the fiscal year in which they are paid or in the next fiscal year.


Marginal note:Appointment of receiver not to bar jurisdiction

  •  (1) The fact that a receiver, manager or other official of a carrier, or a receiver of the property of a carrier, has been appointed by a court in Canada, or is managing or operating a mode of transportation under the authority of any such court, is not a bar to the exercise of any jurisdiction granted under this Act, but every such receiver, manager or official is bound to manage and operate the mode of transportation in accordance with this Act and with the orders, regulations and directions made or issued under this Act, notwithstanding the fact that the receiver, manager, official or person has been appointed by or acts under the authority of a court.

  • Marginal note:Adaptation orders

    (2) Wherever by reason of insolvency, sale under mortgage or any other cause, a transportation undertaking or a portion of a transportation undertaking is operated, managed or held otherwise than by the carrier, the Agency or the Minister may make any order it considers proper for adapting and applying the provisions of this Act.

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