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Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Version of section 27 from 2003-01-01 to 2005-03-31:


Marginal note:Striking panels

  •  (1) When an application is made under subsection 28(1), the Chair must strike a panel of at least three persons.

  • Marginal note:Constitution

    (2) Each panel consists of the Chair and the persons appointed by the Chair.

  • Marginal note:Expertise

    (3) Any person to be appointed to a panel, other than a Vice-Chair, must have expertise in the matter in respect of which the panel is struck.

  • Marginal note:Fee and expenses

    (4) Each panellist may be paid

    • (a) an amount fixed by the Minister of Transport for each day or part of a day that the panellist is performing duties under section 28, unless they are employed in the public service of Canada; and

    • (b) reasonable travel and living expenses incurred by the panellist in the course of their duties under section 28.

  • Marginal note:Casting vote

    (5) Matters before a panel are decided by a majority of the members of the panel. The Chair has a second vote in the case of a tie.

  • Marginal note:Panel decisions

    (6) For greater certainty, a decision of a panel is a decision of the Marine Technical Review Board.

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