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Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Version of section 16 from 2003-06-30 to 2012-12-13:


Marginal note:Application

  •  (1) An application for a Canadian maritime document must be made in the form and manner, include the information and be accompanied by the documents specified by the Minister of Transport.

  • Marginal note:Further evidence

    (2) In addition to the specified information or documents, the Minister of Transport may

    • (a) require that an applicant provide evidence, including declarations, that the Minister considers necessary to establish that the requirements for the issuance of the document have been met;

    • (b) if the Canadian maritime document is in respect of a person,

      • (i) set an examination that the person must undergo, and

      • (ii) administer the examination; and

    • (c) if the document is in respect of a vessel, require that the vessel or its machinery or equipment undergo any inspections that the Minister considers necessary to establish that the requirements for the issuance of the document have been met.

  • Marginal note:Cheating

    (3) No person shall cheat on an examination referred to in paragraph (2)(b).

  • Marginal note:Refusal to issue

    (4) The Minister of Transport may refuse to issue a Canadian maritime document if

    • (a) the applicant has not met the requirements for the issuance of the document;

    • (b) the applicant has acted fraudulently or improperly or has misrepresented a material fact;

    • (c) the Minister is of the opinion that the public interest and, in particular, the record of the applicant or of a principal of the applicant warrant it;

    • (d) the applicant has not paid a fee set under paragraph 35(1)(g) in respect of the issuance of the document or has not paid a fine or penalty imposed on them under this Act; or

    • (e) in the case of a Canadian maritime document applied for under Part 3 (Personnel) by a master or crew member,

      • (i) the master or crew member was on board a vessel that contravened any of sections 5.3 to 5.5 of the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act and knew, when the contravention occurred, that the vessel was committing the contravention, or

      • (ii) the master or crew member has been found guilty of an offence related to their duties on a vessel or has committed a violation in respect of which a notice of violation was issued under paragraph 229(1)(b).

  • Marginal note:Notice after refusal to issue

    (5) The Minister of Transport must, immediately after refusing to issue a Canadian maritime document, give the applicant a notice

    • (a) confirming the refusal and providing all relevant information concerning the grounds on which the Minister has refused to issue the document; and

    • (b) indicating, in the case of a refusal to issue a document under Part 3 (Personnel) on the grounds set out in paragraph (4)(a), (b), (c) or (e), the address at which, and the date, being thirty days after the notice is given, on or before which, the applicant may file a request for a review of the Minister’s decision.

  • (6) [Repealed, 2001, c. 29, s. 72]

  • 2001, c. 26, s. 16, c. 29, s. 72
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