FAQs: Canadian Transportation Agency Rules (Dispute Proceedings and Certain Rules Applicable to All Proceedings)

1. What is the purpose of these regulations?

The objectives of the Canadian Transportation Agency Rules (Dispute Proceedings and Certain Rules Applicable to All Proceedings are to:

  1. Modernize and streamline the Canadian Transportation Agency’s procedures for dispute adjudication;
  2. Enhance the clarity, transparency and predictability of the formal adjudication process in dispute proceedings;
  3. Improve the efficiency of case processing; and
  4. Better inform and assist persons who do not have legal representation or commercial parties that are first-time users of the Canadian Transportation Agency’s processes.

2. What are the key elements of these regulations?

The key elements of the Canadian Transportation Agency Rules (Dispute Proceedings and Certain Rules Applicable to All Proceedings) are: 

  1. Schedules that incorporate specific information requirements to improve the completeness of filings with the Agency and assist applicants in providing the information required;
  2. A standard pleadings process and an expedited pleadings process;
  3. Limiting the application of the Rules to dispute proceedings, except for sections 3 and 4 concerning the Agency’s quorum and the principle of proportionality, that apply to all proceedings before the Agency; and
  4. A full range of provisions addressing common requests made to the Agency in the course of dispute proceedings to simplify the process and raise the awareness of persons interacting with the Agency of common matters to be addressed.

3. How do these regulations affect Canadian businesses?

Any party to dispute proceedings is subject to the Canadian Transportation Agency Rules (Dispute Proceedings and Certain Rules Applicable to All Proceedings).

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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