FAQs: Canadian Transportation Agency Designated Provisions Regulations

1. What is the purpose of these regulations?

The Canadian Transportation Agency Designated Provisions Regulations add to the options available in respect of enforcement of the Canada Transportation Act and its attendant Regulations. 

2. What are the key elements of these regulations?

The Canadian Transportation Agency Designated Provisions Regulations set out provisions of the Canada Transportation Act, the Air Transportation Regulations and the Personnel Training for the Assistance of Persons with Disabilities Regulations that are to be designated provisions. They permit the Canadian Transportation Agency to impose monetary penalties, not exceeding $5,000 per violation for an individual and $25,000 for a corporation, for the contravention of any designated provision.

For violations with respect to rail arbitration, the Canadian Transportation Agency may impose monetary penalties not exceeding $100,000 per violation.

The schedule to the Regulations indicates the maximum possible penalty for each designated provision.

3. How do these regulations affect Canadian businesses?

The Canadian Transportation Agency Designated Provisions Regulations apply equally to domestic and international individuals and corporations, for the contravention of any designated provision.  In all but the most serious cases, the first violation is subject to a warning, reviewable by the Agency, rather than monetary penalties. Subsequent and continued violations are subject to a monetary penalty.

4. Where can I get more information?

For more information contact:

Canadian Transportation Agency

Ottawa, ON
K1A 0N9

Telephone: 1-888-222-2592
TTY: 1-800-669-5575
Fax: 819-997-6727

E-mail : info@otc-cta.gc.ca
Website: www.cta.gc.ca

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