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

Act current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-07-11. Previous Versions

PART IAdministration (continued)

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

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.

  • 2018, c. 10, s. 14

General

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.

PART IIAir Transportation

Interpretation and Application

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) In this Part,

    aircraft

    aircraft has the same meaning as in subsection 3(1) of the Aeronautics Act; (aéronef)

    air service

    air service means a service, provided by means of an aircraft, that is publicly available for the transportation of passengers or goods, or both; (service aérien)

    basic fare

    basic fare means

    • (a) the fare in the tariff of the holder of a domestic licence that has no restrictions and represents the lowest amount to be paid for one-way air transportation of an adult with reasonable baggage between two points in Canada, or

    • (b) where the licensee has more than one such fare between two points in Canada and the amount of any of those fares is dependent on the time of day or day of the week of travel, or both, the highest of those fares; (prix de base)

    Canadian

    Canadian means

    • (a) a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act,

    • (b) a government in Canada or an agent or mandatary of such a government, or

    • (c) a corporation or entity that is incorporated or formed under the laws of Canada or a province, that is controlled in fact by Canadians and of which at least 51% of the voting interests are owned and controlled by Canadians and where

      • (i) no more than 25% of the voting interests are owned directly or indirectly by any single non-Canadian, either individually or in affiliation with another person, and

      • (ii) no more than 25% of the voting interests are owned directly or indirectly by one or more non-Canadians authorized to provide an air service in any jurisdiction, either individually or in affiliation with another person; (Canadien)

    Canadian aviation document

    Canadian aviation document has the same meaning as in subsection 3(1) of the Aeronautics Act; (document d’aviation canadien)

    domestic licence

    domestic licence means a licence issued under section 61; (Version anglaise seulement)

    domestic service

    domestic service means an air service between points in Canada, from and to the same point in Canada or between Canada and a point outside Canada that is not in the territory of another country; (service intérieur)

    international service

    international service means an air service between Canada and a point in the territory of another country; (service international)

    licensee

    licensee means the holder of a licence issued by the Agency under this Part; (licencié)

    non-scheduled international licence

    non-scheduled international licence means a licence issued under subsection 73(1); (Version anglaise seulement)

    non-scheduled international service

    non-scheduled international service means an international service other than a scheduled international service; (service international à la demande)

    prescribed

    prescribed means prescribed by regulations made under section 86; (règlement)

    scheduled international licence

    scheduled international licence means a licence issued under subsection 69(1); (Version anglaise seulement)

    scheduled international service

    scheduled international service means an international service that is a scheduled service pursuant to

    • (a) an agreement or arrangement for the provision of that service to which Canada is a party, or

    • (b) a determination made under section 70; (service international régulier)

    tariff

    tariff means a schedule of fares, rates, charges and terms and conditions of carriage applicable to the provision of an air service and other incidental services. (tarif)

  • Marginal note:Affiliation

    (2) For the purposes of this Part,

    • (a) one corporation is affiliated with another corporation if

      • (i) one of them is a subsidiary of the other,

      • (ii) both are subsidiaries of the same corporation, or

      • (iii) both are controlled by the same person;

    • (b) if two corporations are affiliated with the same corporation at the same time, they are deemed to be affiliated with each other;

    • (c) a partnership or sole proprietorship is affiliated with another partnership or sole proprietorship if both are controlled by the same person;

    • (d) a corporation is affiliated with a partnership or a sole proprietorship if both are controlled by the same person;

    • (e) a corporation is a subsidiary of another corporation if it is controlled by that other corporation or by a subsidiary of that other corporation;

    • (f) a corporation is controlled by a person other than Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province if

      • (i) securities of the corporation to which are attached more than 50% of the votes that may be cast to elect directors of the corporation are held, directly or indirectly, whether through one or more subsidiaries or otherwise, otherwise than by way of security only, by or for the benefit of that person, and

      • (ii) the votes attached to those securities are sufficient, if exercised, to elect a majority of the directors of the corporation;

    • (g) a corporation is controlled by Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province if

      • (i) the corporation is controlled by Her Majesty in the manner described in paragraph (f), or

      • (ii) in the case of a corporation without share capital, a majority of the directors of the corporation, other than ex officio directors, are appointed by

        • (A) the Governor in Council or the Lieutenant Governor in Council of the province, as the case may be, or

        • (B) a Minister of the government of Canada or the province, as the case may be; and

    • (h) a partnership is controlled by a person if the person holds an interest in the partnership that entitles the person to receive more than 50% of the profits of the partnership or more than 50% of its assets on dissolution.

  • Marginal note:Definition of person

    (3) In subsection (2), person includes an individual, a partnership, an association, a corporation, a trustee, an executor, a liquidator of a succession, an administrator or a legal representative.

  • Marginal note:Control in fact

    (4) For greater certainty, nothing in subsection (2) shall be construed to affect the meaning of the expression “controlled in fact” in the definition Canadian in subsection (1).

  • 1996, c. 10, s. 55
  • 2000, c. 15, s. 1
  • 2001, c. 27, s. 222
  • 2018, c. 10, s. 15
 
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