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Canada Marine Act

Version of section 2 from 2002-12-31 to 2008-07-31:

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Act.



    Agency means the Canadian Transportation Agency continued by subsection 7(1) of the Canada Transportation Act. (Office)

    federal immovable

    immeuble fédéral

    federal immovable has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act; (immeuble fédéral)

    federal real property

    bien réel fédéral

    federal real property has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act; (bien réel fédéral)



    fees includes harbour dues, berthage and wharfage, as well as duties, tolls, rates and other charges. (droits)



    goods includes all personal property other than ships. (marchandises)



    Minister means the Minister of Transport. (ministre)



    owner includes

    • (a) in the case of a ship, the agent, charterer by demise or master of the ship; and

    • (b) in the case of goods, the agent, sender, consignee or bailee of the goods, as well as the carrier of the goods to, on, over or from any property under the administration or jurisdiction of a port authority or the Minister. (propriétaire)



    person includes a partnership, an association and a body corporate. (personne)

    port authority

    administration portuaire

    port authority means a port authority established under section 8. (administration portuaire)

    port facility

    installations portuaires

    port facility means a wharf, pier, breakwater, terminal, warehouse or other building or work located in, on or adjacent to navigable waters used in connection with navigation or shipping and includes all land incidental to their use. (installations portuaires)

    public port

    port public

    public port means a port designated as a public port under section 65. (port public)

    public port facility

    installations portuaires publiques

    public port facility means a port facility designated as a public port facility under section 65. (installations portuaires publiques)


    voie maritime

    Seaway means the deep waterway between the port of Montreal and the Great Lakes that is constructed and maintained pursuant to the Agreement between Canada and the United States providing for the development of navigation and power in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin, dated March 19, 1941, including the locks, canals and facilities between the port of Montreal and Lake Erie and generally known as the St. Lawrence Seaway. (voie maritime)



    ship means every description of vessel, boat or craft designed, used or capable of being used solely or partly for marine navigation, whether self-propelled or not and without regard to the method of propulsion, and includes a sea-plane and a raft or boom of logs or lumber. (navire)

  • Marginal note:Same meaning

    (2) Unless a contrary intention appears, words and expressions used in this Act have the same meaning as in the Canada Business Corporations Act.

  • 1998, c. 10, s. 2
  • 2001, c. 4, s. 133

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