REVISED STATUTES, 1989
1 This Act may be cited as the Highway Coach Moratorium Act. R.S., c. 200, s. 1.
2 (1) In this Act,
(a) "highway coach" means a passenger vehicle of a design commonly known in the transportation industry as a highway coach, an intercity coach or an intercity motor bus, whether the vehicle is used or intended for use on scheduled routes or for charters, tours, sightseeing trips or other purposes, but does not include a passenger vehicle incapable of being fitted with more than thirty passenger seats;
(b) "moratorium" means the period between the first day of May, 1988, and the first day of July, 1990, inclusive, or such other day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
(2) Words or expressions used in this Act and not defined herein have the same meaning as in the Motor Carrier Act. R.S., c. 200, s. 2.
3 (1) Where after the first day of August, 1987, and on or before the first day of May, 1988, a license was amended to permit the addition of not more than two highway coaches, this Act does not apply to the addition of those additional highway coaches or to the operation of those coaches.
(2) For greater certainty, this Act does not apply to a passenger vehicle
(a) governed by the Metropolitan Authority Act or the Regional Transit Authority Act;
(b) originally designed as a school bus; or
(c) listed in Regulation 107 of the Regulations made pursuant to the Motor Carrier Act. R.S., c. 200, s. 3.
Operation during moratorium
4 (1) During the moratorium, no motor carrier shall operate a highway coach as a public passenger vehicle unless, pursuant to the Motor Carrier Act, the motor carrier
(a) held on the first day of May, 1988, a license permitting that highway coach to be so operated on or after that day;
(b) obtains an amendment to a license held by that motor carrier to add that highway coach in substitution for a highway coach which is deleted at the same time from the license;
(c) holds a temporary authority granted before the moratorium by the Board pursuant to Section 9 of the Motor Carrier Act; or
(d) holds a temporary authority granted during the moratorium by the Board pursuant to Section 9 of the Motor Carrier Act.
Extent of moratorium
(2) During the moratorium, the Board shall not issue a license or amend a license to permit the operation of a highway coach at any time during or after the moratorium if the operation of that highway coach is prohibited during the moratorium. R.S., c. 200, s. 4.