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Railway Safety Act

Version of section 27 from 2013-05-01 to 2024-05-01:

Marginal note:Designation

  •  (1) The Minister may designate any person whom the Minister considers qualified as a railway safety inspector or a screening officer for the purposes of this Act and the Minister shall determine the matters in respect of which, and the restrictions or conditions under which, the person may exercise the powers of a railway safety inspector or screening officer.

  • Marginal note:Exercise of powers and duties

    (1.1) When carrying out powers and duties under this Act, a person designated under subsection (1) is acting for and on behalf of the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Inspector to show certificate

    (2) A railway safety inspector shall be furnished with a certificate showing the matters for which the inspector is designated and, on entering any place, including any railway equipment, in purported exercise of the inspector’s powers, shall, if so requested, produce the certificate to the person apparently in charge thereof.

  • Marginal note:Evidence in civil suits precluded

    (3) No railway safety inspector shall be required to give testimony in any civil suit with regard to information obtained by the inspector in the discharge of the inspector’s duties, except with the written permission of the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Inspector not personally liable

    (4) A railway safety inspector is not personally liable for anything done or omitted to be done by the inspector in good faith under the authority of this Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 32 (4th Supp.), s. 27
  • 1999, c. 9, s. 22
  • 2012, c. 7, s. 19

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