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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 IIAir Transportation (continued)

Licence for Non-scheduled International Service (continued)

Marginal note:Mandatory suspension or cancellation

  •  (1) The Agency shall suspend or cancel a non-scheduled international licence where the Agency determines that, in respect of the service for which the licence was issued, the licensee ceases to meet any of the requirements of

    • (a) in respect of a Canadian licensee, subparagraphs 73(1)(a)(i) to (iii); and

    • (b) in respect of a non-Canadian licensee, subparagraphs 73(1)(a)(ii) and (iii) and paragraph 73(2)(a).

  • Marginal note:Discretionary suspension or cancellation

    (2) The Agency may suspend or cancel a non-scheduled international licence

    • (a) where the Agency determines that, in respect of the service for which the licence was issued, the licensee has contravened, or does not meet the requirements of, any regulation or order made under this Part or any provision of this Part other than the provisions referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b); or

    • (b) in accordance with a request from the licensee for the suspension or cancellation.

  • Marginal note:Reinstatement condition

    (3) The Agency shall not reinstate the non-scheduled international licence of a Canadian that has been suspended for sixty days or longer unless the Canadian establishes to the satisfaction of the Agency that the Canadian meets the prescribed financial requirements.

Issuance of International Charter Permits

Marginal note:Issuance, amendment and cancellation of permits

 The issuance of a permit for the operation of an international charter to a licensee and the amendment or cancellation of the permit shall be made in accordance with regulations made under paragraph 86(1)(e).

  • 2007, c. 19, s. 24

Ministerial Directions for International Service

Marginal note:Minister may issue directions

  •  (1) Where the Minister determines that it is necessary or advisable to provide direction to the Agency in respect of the exercise of any of its powers or the performance of any of its duties or functions under this Part relating to international service,

    • (a) in the interest of the safety or security of international civil aviation,

    • (b) in connection with the implementation or administration of an international agreement, convention or arrangement respecting civil aviation to which Canada is a party,

    • (c) in the interest of international comity or reciprocity,

    • (d) for the purpose of enforcing Canada’s rights under an international agreement, convention or arrangement respecting civil aviation or responding to acts, policies or practices by a contracting party to any such agreement, convention or arrangement, or by an agency or citizen of such a party, that adversely affect or lead either directly or indirectly to adverse effects on Canadian international civil aviation services, or

    • (e) in connection with any other matter concerning international civil aviation as it affects the public interest,

    the Minister may, subject to subsection (3), issue to the Agency directions that, notwithstanding any other provision of this Part, are binding on, and shall be complied with by, the Agency in the exercise of its powers or the performance of its duties or functions under this Part relating to international service.

  • Marginal note:Nature of directions

    (2) Directions issued under subsection (1) may relate to

    • (a) persons or classes of persons to whom licences to operate an international service shall or shall not be issued;

    • (b) the terms and conditions of such licences, or their variation;

    • (c) the suspension or cancellation of such licences; and

    • (d) any other matter concerning international service that is not governed by or under the Aeronautics Act.

  • Marginal note:Concurrence required for certain directions

    (3) A direction by the Minister relating to a matter referred to in paragraph (1)(c), (d) or (e) may be issued only with the concurrence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Duties and Powers of Agency

Marginal note:Duties and functions of Agency under international agreements, etc.

 Where the Agency is identified as the aeronautical authority for Canada under an international agreement, convention or arrangement respecting civil aviation to which Canada is a party, or is directed by the Minister to perform any duty or function of the Minister pursuant to any such agreement, convention or arrangement, the Agency shall act as the aeronautical authority for Canada or perform the duty or function in accordance with the agreement, convention, arrangement or direction, as the case may be.

Marginal note:Agency powers qualified by certain agreements, etc.

  •  (1) Subject to any directions issued to the Agency under section 76, the powers conferred on the Agency by this Part shall be exercised in accordance with any international agreement, convention or arrangement relating to civil aviation to which Canada is a party.

  • Marginal note:Variations from agreements, etc.

    (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) and subject to any directions issued to the Agency under section 76, the Agency may issue a licence or suspend a licence, or vary the terms and conditions of a licence, on a temporary basis for international air services that are not permitted in an agreement, convention or arrangement relating to civil aviation to which Canada is a party.

Marginal note:Agency may refuse licence — individuals

  •  (1) Where the Agency has suspended or cancelled the licence of an individual under this Part or where an individual has contravened section 59, the Agency may, for a period not exceeding twelve months after the date of the suspension, cancellation or contravention, refuse to issue a licence in respect of an air service to the individual or to any corporation of which the individual is a principal.

  • Marginal note:Agency may refuse licence — corporations

    (2) Where the Agency has suspended or cancelled the licence of a corporation under this Part or where a corporation has contravened section 59, the Agency may, for a period not exceeding twelve months after the date of the suspension, cancellation or contravention, refuse to issue a licence in respect of an air service to

    • (a) the corporation;

    • (b) any person who, as a principal of the corporation, directed, authorized, assented to, acquiesced in or participated in a contravention that gave rise to the suspension or cancellation; and

    • (c) any body corporate of which the corporation or the person referred to in paragraph (b) is a principal.

Marginal note:Exemption

  •  (1) The Agency may, by order, on such terms and conditions as it deems appropriate, exempt a person from the application of any of the provisions of this Part or of a regulation or order made under this Part where the Agency is of the opinion that

    • (a) the person has substantially complied with the provision;

    • (b) an action taken by the person is as effective as actual compliance with the provision; or

    • (c) compliance with the provision by the person is unnecessary, undesirable or impractical.

  • Marginal note:Exemption not to provide certain relief

    (2) No exemption shall be granted under subsection (1) that has the effect of relieving a person from any provision of this Part that requires a person to be a Canadian and to have a Canadian aviation document and prescribed liability insurance coverage in respect of an air service.

  • Marginal note:Exemption not to provide certain relief — section 69

    (3) No exemption shall be granted under subsection (1) that has the effect of relieving a person from the provisions of section 69 that require, in order to be eligible to hold a scheduled international licence,

    • (a) a Canadian to be designated by the Minister to hold such a licence; or

    • (b) a non-Canadian to be designated by a foreign government or an agent of a foreign government to operate an air service under the terms of an agreement or arrangement between that government and the Government of Canada.

  • 1996, c. 10, s. 80
  • 2013, c. 31, s. 7

Marginal note:Inquiry into licensing matters

 For the purposes of ensuring compliance with this Part, the Agency may inquire into any matter for which a licence, permit or other document is required under this Part.

Marginal note:Licensee to provide notification

 Every licensee shall notify the Agency without delay, in writing, if

  • (a) the liability insurance coverage in respect of the air service for which the licence is issued is cancelled or is altered in a manner that results in the failure by the licensee to have the prescribed liability insurance coverage for that service;

  • (b) the licensee’s operations change in a manner that results in the failure by the licensee to have the prescribed liability insurance coverage for that service; or

  • (c) any change occurs that affects, or is likely to affect, the licensee’s status as a Canadian.

 
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