Marginal note:Support agreements
48. The Minister may, with the approval of the Governor in Council and on the terms and conditions that the Governor in Council may specify, enter into agreements in support of the national transportation policy set out in section 5 or in respect of any transportation matter that the Minister considers appropriate.
Marginal note:Minister may request inquiry
49. The Minister may direct the Agency to inquire into any matter or thing concerning transportation to which the legislative authority of Parliament extends and report the findings on the inquiry to the Minister as and when the Minister may require.
Marginal note:Regulations re information
50. (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations requiring any persons referred to in subsection (1.1) who are subject to the legislative authority of Parliament to provide information, other than personal information as defined in section 3 of the Privacy Act, to the Minister, when and in the form and manner that the regulations may specify, for the purposes of
(a) national transportation policy development;
(b) reporting under section 52;
(c) operational planning;
(d) any safety, security or subsidy program;
(e) any infrastructure requirement;
(e.1) monitoring the grain transportation and handling system; or
(f) the administration of this Act.
Marginal note:Persons referred to
(1.1) The persons for the purposes of subsection (1) are
(b) owners or operators of
(i) transportation undertakings,
(ii) transportation works, infrastructure, facilities or assets, and
(iii) grain handling undertakings;
(c) providers of services in relation to transportation, including
(d) intermediaries involved in transportation movements who are specified in the regulations; and
(e) any other person or class of persons specified in the regulations.
Marginal note:Information to be provided
(2) Information required to be provided under subsection (1) may include the following:
(a) financial data;
(b) traffic and operating statistics; and
(c) fitness and ownership information.
(3) No regulation made under subsection (1) shall require or have the effect of requiring any person to provide the Minister with a contract referred to in subsection 68(1) or a contract entered into under subsection 126(1) or under section 53 of the Canada Marine Act.
(3.1) Subsection (3) does not apply in respect of a contract entered into under subsection 126(1) to the extent that the information is required for the purpose of monitoring the grain transportation and handling system.
Marginal note:Report on the monitoring of the grain transportation and handling system
(3.2) The Minister must prepare, within six months after the end of each crop year, a report on the monitoring of the grain transportation and handling system and cause the report to be tabled in each House of Parliament on any of the first fifteen days on which that House is sitting after the Minister prepares it, if the Minister
(a) makes a regulation under paragraph (1)(e.1); and
(b) uses or communicates the information provided under the regulation for the purpose of monitoring the grain transportation and handling system.
(4) The Minister may exempt a carrier or transportation undertaking from the application of all or any part of a regulation made under subsection (1) if the Minister is satisfied that it is not practicable for the carrier or transportation undertaking to provide the information.
(5) The Minister may consult with the Agency or Statistics Canada before making any regulation under this section.
- 1996, c. 10, s. 50;
- 1998, c. 10, s. 163;
- 1999, c. 31, s. 36(E);
- 2000, c. 16, s. 1;
- 2007, c. 19, s. 8.
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