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

Act current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2017-08-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Exception

 Despite section 146.01, if a railway line or operating interest in a railway line returns to a railway company referred to in that section and, before the day on which the return takes place, an agreement was in force between the person or entity that owned the railway line or had the operating interest in the railway line immediately before the return and a public passenger service provider as defined in section 87 in respect of the operation of a passenger rail service on that railway line, then, unless the public passenger service provider indicates otherwise before that day, the rights and obligations of the person or entity under the agreement in respect of the operation of that service on that line vest, as of that day, in the railway company and the railway company shall resume operations of the railway line.

  • 2008, c. 5, s. 8.
Marginal note:Compensation
  •  (1) A railway company that discontinues operating a grain-dependent branch line listed in Schedule I, or a portion of one, that is in a municipality or district shall, commencing on the date on which notice was provided under subsection 146(1), make three annual payments to the municipality or district in the amount equal to $10,000 for each mile of the line or portion in the municipality or district.

  • Marginal note:Compensation

    (2) If a railway company to which subsection 146.01(1) applies does not resume operations on a grain-dependent branch line listed in Schedule I within the period provided for in that subsection and does not enter into an agreement for the sale, lease or other transfer of that railway line, or applicable interest in that railway line, after following the process set out in sections 143 to 145, the railway company shall, beginning on the day after the last day on which its offer could have been accepted under section 145, make the annual payments referred to in subsection (1).

  • 2000, c. 16, s. 8;
  • 2007, c. 19, s. 41(F);
  • 2008, c. 5, s. 5.
Marginal note:List of metropolitan sidings and spurs to be dismantled
  •  (1) A railway company shall prepare and keep up to date a list of its sidings and spurs that it plans to dismantle and that are located in metropolitan areas or within the territory served by any urban transit authority, except for sidings and spurs located on a railway right-of-way that will continue to be used for railway operations subsequent to their dismantlement.

  • Marginal note:Publication of list and notification of changes

    (2) The railway company shall publish the list on its Internet site and, whenever it makes a change to the list, it shall notify the following of the change within 10 days after the change:

    • (a) the Minister;

    • (b) the Agency;

    • (c) the minister responsible for transportation matters in the government of the province in which the siding or spur that is the subject of the change is located;

    • (d) the chairperson of the urban transit authority in whose territory the siding or spur that is the subject of the change is located; and

    • (e) the clerk or other senior administrative officer of the municipal or district government in which the siding or spur that is the subject of the change is located.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (3) A railway company shall not take steps to dismantle a siding or a spur until at least 12 months have elapsed since the siding or spur was added to the list.

  • Marginal note:Offer to governments

    (4) Before dismantling a siding or a spur that has been on the list for at least 12 months, a railway company shall send simultaneously to each of the following an offer to transfer all of its interest in the siding or spur for not more than its net salvage value:

    • (a) the Minister;

    • (b) the minister responsible for transportation matters in the government of the province in which the siding or spur is located;

    • (c) the chairperson of the urban transit authority in whose territory the siding or spur is located; and

    • (d) the clerk or other senior administrative officer of the municipal or district government in which the siding or spur is located.

  • Marginal note:Time limits for acceptance

    (5) Subject to subsection 146.3(3), after the offer is received

    • (a) by the Minister, the Government of Canada may accept it within 30 days;

    • (b) by the provincial minister, the government of the province may accept it within an additional 30 days after the end of the period mentioned in paragraph (a) if it is not accepted under that paragraph;

    • (c) by the chairperson of an urban transit authority, that authority may accept it within an additional 30 days after the end of the periods for acceptance under paragraphs (a) and (b), if it is not accepted under those paragraphs; and

    • (d) by the clerk or other senior administrative officer of a municipal or district government, that government may accept it within an additional 30 days after the end of the periods for acceptance under paragraphs (a), (b) and (c), if it is not accepted under those paragraphs.

  • Marginal note:Communication and notice of acceptance

    (6) Once a government or an urban transit authority communicates its written acceptance of the offer to the railway company, the right of any other government or urban transit authority to accept the offer is extinguished, and the railway company shall notify the other governments and urban transit authorities of the acceptance.

  • Marginal note:Net salvage value

    (7) If a government or an urban transit authority accepts the offer, but cannot agree with the railway company on the net salvage value within 90 days after the acceptance, the Agency may, on the application of the government, the urban transit authority or the railway company, determine the net salvage value.

  • Marginal note:Dismantling permitted

    (8) If the offer is not accepted, the railway company may dismantle the siding or spur on providing notice to the Agency.

  • 2007, c. 19, s. 42.
Marginal note:Determination of net salvage value before expiry of time to accept offer
  •  (1) A person to whom a railway line is offered under section 145, or to whom a siding or spur is offered under section 146.2, may apply to the Agency for a determination of the net salvage value of the railway line, siding or spur, as the case may be, at any time before the expiry of the period available to the person to accept the offer.

  • Marginal note:Notification of application

    (2) The applicant shall without delay provide a copy of the application to the railway company, and the railway company shall without delay notify every other person to whom the offer was made and whose time to accept the offer has not expired that an application for a determination of the net salvage value was made.

  • Marginal note:Effect of application

    (3) If an application is made under subsection (1), the time available to the applicant to accept the offer expires on the day that is 30 days after the day the Agency notifies the applicant of its determination of the net salvage value and the 30-day period for each other person to accept the offer is calculated on the expiry of the period available to the applicant to accept the offer.

  • Marginal note:Costs

    (4) The applicant shall reimburse the Agency’s costs associated with the application.

  • 2007, c. 19, s. 42.
Marginal note:Railway rights of way

 Sections 146.2 and 146.3 apply, with any modifications that are necessary, to railway rights-of-way, that are located in metropolitan areas or within the territory served by any urban transit authority and in respect of which the sidings and spurs have been dismantled, that a railway company plans to sell, lease or otherwise transfer.

  • 2007, c. 19, s. 42.
Marginal note:Passenger railway stations

 Sections 146.2 and 146.3 apply, with any modifications that are necessary, to passenger railway stations in Canada that a railway company plans to sell, lease or otherwise transfer or dismantle.

  • 2007, c. 19, s. 42.

DIVISION VITransportation of Western Grain

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Division,

crop year

campagne agricole

crop year means the period beginning on August 1 in any year and ending on July 31 in the next year; (campagne agricole)

export

exportation

export, in respect of grain, means shipment by a vessel, as defined in section 2 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 , to any destination outside Canada and shipment by any other mode of transport to the United States for use of the grain in that country and not for shipment out of that country; (exportation)

government hopper car

wagon-trémie du gouvernement

government hopper car means a hopper car provided to a prescribed railway company by the government of Canada or a province; (wagon-trémie du gouvernement)

grain

grain

grain means

  • (a) any grain or crop included in Schedule II that is grown in the Western Division, or any product of it included in Schedule II that is processed in the Western Division, or

  • (b) any grain or crop included in Schedule II that is grown outside Canada and imported into Canada, or any product of any grain or crop included in Schedule II that is itself included in Schedule II and is processed outside Canada and imported into Canada; (grain)

joint line movement

joint line movement[Repealed, 2000, c. 16, s. 9]

maximum rate scale

maximum rate scale[Repealed, 2000, c. 16, s. 9]

movement

mouvement du grain

movement, in respect of grain, means the carriage of grain by a prescribed railway company over a railway line from a point on any line west of Thunder Bay or Armstrong, Ontario, to

  • (a) Thunder Bay or Armstrong, Ontario, or

  • (b) Churchill, Manitoba, or a port in British Columbia for export,

but does not include the carriage of grain to a port in British Columbia for export to the United States for consumption in that country; (mouvement du grain)

port in British Columbia

port de la Colombie-Britannique

port in British Columbia means Vancouver, North Vancouver, New Westminster, Roberts Bank, Prince Rupert, Ridley Island, Burnaby, Fraser Mills, Fraser Surrey, Fraser Wharves, Lake City, Lulu Island Junction, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Steveston, Tilbury and Woodwards Landing; (port de la Colombie-Britannique)

prescribed railway company

compagnie de chemin de fer régie

prescribed railway company means the Canadian National Railway Company, the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and any railway company that may be specified in the regulations; (compagnie de chemin de fer régie)

Western Division

région de l’Ouest

Western Division means the part of Canada lying west of the meridian passing through the eastern boundary of the City of Thunder Bay, including the whole of the Province of Manitoba. (région de l’Ouest)

  • 1996, c. 10, s. 147;
  • 2000, c. 16, s. 9;
  • 2001, c. 26, s. 282;
  • 2005, c. 24, s. 3;
  • 2011, c. 25, s. 60.
 
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