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Canada Marine Act

Version of section 51 from 2008-08-01 to 2022-11-16:


Marginal note:Notice of new or revised fees

  •  (1) Where a port authority proposes to fix a new fee or revise an existing fee for wharfage, berthage or harbour dues, it shall give notice of the proposal in accordance with this section and no fee shall come into force before the expiration of sixty days after the last of the notices is given.

  • Marginal note:Contents of notice

    (2) The notice shall

    • (a) set out the particulars of the proposal;

    • (b) specify that a document containing more details about the proposal may be obtained from the port authority on request; and

    • (c) specify that persons interested in making representations in writing to the port authority about the proposal may do so by writing to the address set out in the notice.

  • Marginal note:How notice is to be given

    (3) The port authority shall

    • (a) have the notice published in a major newspaper published or distributed in the place where the port is situated;

    • (b) send, by mail or by electronic means, a copy of the notice to

      • (i) organizations whose members will, in the opinion of the port authority, be affected by the new or revised fee, and

      • (ii) every user and other person who has, at least ten days before, notified the port authority of a desire to receive notices or announcements under this Part; and

    • (c) post an electronic version of the notice in a location that is generally accessible to persons who have access to what is commonly referred to as the Internet.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (4) The notice required by this section does not apply to any fees accepted in a contract under section 53.

  • 1998, c. 10, s. 51
  • 2008, c. 21, s. 27(F)
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