Motor Vehicle Safety Act (S.C. 1993, c. 16)

Act current to 2017-12-11 and last amended on 2015-05-15. Previous Versions

AMENDMENTS NOT IN FORCE

  • — 2014, c. 20, s. 213

    • 1999, c. 33, s. 350
      • 213 (1) The definitions national safety mark, standard and vehicle in section 2 of the Act are replaced by the following:

        national safety mark

        national safety mark means a prescribed expression, symbol or abbreviation or any combination of them; (marque nationale de sécurité)

        standard

        standard means a standard that governs the design, manufacture, functioning or marking of vehicles or equipment for the purpose of reducing, directly or indirectly, the risk of death, injury or property damage from vehicle use, including a standard aimed at increasing the use of safety features by the public or facilitating the creation, recording or retrieval of information; (norme)

        vehicle

        vehicle means any vehicle that is designed to be, or is capable of being, driven or drawn on roads by any means other than muscular power exclusively, but does not include any vehicle that is designed to run exclusively on rails. (véhicule)

      • (2) The definition fabrication ou construction in section 2 of the French version of the Act is replaced by the following:

        manufacture

        fabrication ou construction S’agissant d’un véhicule, ensemble des opérations de réalisation de celui-ci y compris les modifications qui y sont apportées, jusqu’à sa vente au premier usager. (manufacture)

  • — 2014, c. 20, s. 217(1)

      • 217 (1) Paragraph 7(1)(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:

        • (a) before the importation, the person importing the vehicle or equipment makes a declaration, as provided for in the regulations, that the vehicle or equipment

          • (i) will be used in Canada solely for a prescribed purpose,

          • (ii) will remain in Canada for a period of not more than one year or any other period that is specified by the Minister, and

          • (iii) meets or will meet any other prescribed requirement; or

  • — 2014, c. 20, ss. 217(3), (4)

      • 217 (3) Section 7 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):

        • Export or destruction

          (1.01) A person who imports a vehicle or equipment under paragraph (1)(a) shall, as provided for in the regulations, export or destroy the vehicle or equipment before the end of the period referred to in subparagraph (1)(a)(ii).

        • Exception — donation

          (1.02) Despite subsection (1.01), a person who imports a vehicle under paragraph (1)(a) may, with the Minister’s approval, donate it as provided for in the regulations.

      • (4) Subsection 7(2) of the Act is replaced by the following:

        • Vehicles from the United States or Mexico

          (2) Sections 5 and 6 do not apply to the importation of a vehicle that has been sold at the retail level in the United States or that is a prescribed vehicle from Mexico if

          • (a) the vehicle meets any prescribed requirements; and

          • (b) the person importing the vehicle makes a declaration, as provided for in the regulations, that the vehicle will be, before being presented for registration by a province and within the prescribed period,

            • (i) brought into compliance with any prescribed requirements, and

            • (ii) certified, as provided for in the regulations, as compliant with the requirements referred to in subparagraph (i) by the person designated in the regulations.

        • Importation for components

          (2.1) Sections 5 and 6 do not apply to the importation of a vehicle that has been sold at the retail level in the United States or that is a prescribed vehicle from Mexico if the person importing the vehicle makes a declaration, as provided for in the regulations, that the vehicle

          • (a) will not be presented for registration by a province;

          • (b) will be registered, as provided for in the regulations, by the person designated in the regulations; and

          • (c) will be dismantled for its components.

  • — 2014, c. 20, s. 217(6)

      • 217 (6) Subsection 7(5) of the Act is replaced by the following:

        • Declarations binding

          (5) A person who makes a declaration under this section shall comply with the declaration.

  • — 2014, c. 20, s. 230

    • 230 Schedule II to the Act is repealed.

  • — 2014, c. 20, s. 366(1)

    • Replacement of “trade-mark” in other Acts
      • 366 (1) Unless the context requires otherwise, “trade-mark”, “trade-marks”, “Trade-mark”, “Trade-marks”, “trade mark” and “trade marks” are replaced by “trademark”, “trademarks”, “Trademark” or “Trademarks”, as the case may be, in the English version of any Act of Parliament, other than this Act and the Trademarks Act.

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