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Motor Vehicle Transport Act

Version of section 3 from 2006-01-01 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Statement of objectives

  •  (1) The objectives of this Act are to ensure that the National Transportation Policy set out in section 5 of the Canada Transportation Act is carried out with respect to extra-provincial motor carrier undertakings, and, more specifically, that

    • (a) the regulatory regime for those undertakings is focused on safety performance assessments based on the National Safety Code for Motor Carriers; and

    • (b) the operating standards that apply to those undertakings are applied consistently across Canada.

  • Marginal note:Statements of policy by Governor in Council

    (2) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister, after consultation by the Minister with the provinces, issue transportation policy statements consistent with the objectives set out in subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Provincial authority to comply with guidelines

    (3) Provincial authorities shall, with respect to extra-provincial motor carrier undertakings, have regard to all transportation policy statements issued under subsection (2).

  • R.S., 1985, c. 29 (3rd Supp.), s. 3
  • 2001, c. 13, s. 3

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