Vol. 147, No. 21 — October 9, 2013
SI/2013-107 October 9, 2013
CANADA MARINE ACT
Order Fixing the Day on which this Order is registered as the Day on which Section 201 of the Act Comes into Force
P.C. 2013-964 September 27, 2013
His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, pursuant to subsection 205(2) of the Canada Marine Act, chapter 10 of the Statutes of Canada, 1998, fixes the day on which this Order is registered as the day on which section 201 of that Act comes into force.
(This note is not part of the Order.)
This Order brings into force section 201 of the Canada Marine Act.
Bringing section 201 of the Canada Marine Act into force repeals the Harbour Commissions Act (the Act). Repealing the Act also repeals the following regulations: the Thunder Bay Harbour Commission Administrative By-law, the Thunder Bay Harbour Tariff By-law, the Port Alberni Harbour Small Vessel Facilities Tariff By-law, the Oshawa Harbour Commission By-laws, and the Proclamation Establishing the Oshawa Harbour Commission.
The Act was the legal framework for harbour commissions in Canada. There are no remaining harbour commissions in Canada and the Act and associated regulations can be repealed as they have no effect.
The former harbour commissions of Thunder Bay, Port Alberni and Oshawa have all been continued as Canada Port Authorities (CPAs), so regulations relating to these former harbour commissions no longer serve any purpose. The legal framework for CPAs consists of the Canada Marine Act, the Port Authorities Operations Regulations, the Port Authorities Management Regulations and the letters patent for each port authority.
The “One-for-One” Rule applies to this proposal in that the repeal of the Act also repeals the associated regulations resulting in an “out” of five regulations to Transport Canada’s balance. In addition, there is no change in administrative costs to business from the repeal of the Act or associated regulations. As a result, the net impact to administrative burden for Transport Canada is zero.
There are no legal or financial implications associated with bringing section 201 of the Canada Marine Act into force.
As the Act and associated regulations are currently without legal effect, no consultation period is necessary for this initiative.
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