Acts and regulations

The Canadian Transportation Agency is an independent administrative body of the Government of Canada. It performs two key functions within the federal transportation system:

  • As a quasi-judicial tribunal, the Agency, informally and through formal adjudication, resolves a range of commercial and consumer transportation-related disputes, including accessibility issues for persons with disabilities. It operates like a court when adjudicating disputes.
  • As a regulator, the Agency makes determinations and issues authorities, licences and permits to transportation carriers under federal jurisdiction.

What are we doing?

The Agency is responsible for the following:

All of the government’s Acts and Regulations can be found on the Justice Canada website.

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.


The Agency has primary responsibility for carrying out the provisions of the Canada Transportation Act. It also shares responsibility for the following laws:

Note: For all purposes of interpreting and applying the law, users should consult the Acts as passed by Parliament which are published in the Canada Gazette and the annual Statutes of Canada, and the regulations published in the Canada Gazette. These publications are available in most public libraries.


The Agency has sole responsibility for the following regulations:

The Agency shares responsibility for the following regulations:


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