North America's National Legislation on the Outer Space Laws and Organizations

North America's National Legislation on the Outer Space Laws and Organizations

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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7407-2.ch009
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Abstract

The chapter looks at North American legislation on outer space.
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9.1. Canada

9.1.1. Canadian Space Agency Act

Though Canadian Space Agency Act, S.C. 1990, c. 13 as amended in 2005, but last amended on June 17, 2019. I would like to introduce briefly that Canadian Space Agency Act composed of 29 Articles and table of main contents of it as followings;

  • Article 1 - Short Title

  • Article 2 - Interpretation

  • Article 3 - Establishment of Agency

  • Article 4 - Objects and Functions There is hereby established an agency of the Government of Canada, to be known as the Canadian Space Agency.

  • Article 6 - Powers, Duties and Functions of the Minister

  • Article 12 - Organization of Agency

  • Article 23 - Annual Report

  • Article 24 to 27 - Consequential Amendments

  • Article 28 - Transitional

  • Article 29 - Coming into Force

9.1.2. Canadian Remote Sensing Space Systems Act

Canadian Remote Sensing Space Systems Act, S.C. 2005, c. 45 as amended in 2007.

The Canadian Remote Sensing Space Systems Act and its Regulations came into force on 5 April 2007. The Canadian Remote Sensing Space Systems Act is a national law adopted by Parliament. Under the Canadian Remote Sensing Space Systems Act, no person in Canada shall operate a remote sensing space system in any manner, directly or indirectly, except under the authority of a License.

I also introduce briefly that Canadian Remote Sensing Space Systems Act has composed of 47 Articles and table of main contents of it as followings;

  • Article 1 - Short Title

  • Article 2 - Interpretation

  • Article 3 - Designation of Minister

  • Article 4 - Application of Act

  • Article 5 – Operation of Remote Sensing Space System

  • Article 7 - Applications, Licences and Related Matters

  • Article 10 - Amendment, Suspension and Cancellation of Licences

  • Article 14 - Interruptions of Service

  • Article 15 - Priority Access

  • Article 16 - Transfer of Remote Sensing Satellites

  • Article 17 - Inspection

  • Article 19 - Requests for Information

  • Article 20 - Regulations

  • Article 21 - Delegation

  • Article 22 - No Liability

  • Article 23 - Administrative Monetary Penalties

  • Article 38 - Offences

  • Article 45.1 - Review and Report

  • Article 46 - Coordinating Amendment

  • Article 47 - Coming into Force

The main findings of the review are as follows:

  • 1.

    Although the Act and the Regulations are not perfect, they nevertheless address some very important issues that need to be taken into account when conducting satellite remote sensing activities;

  • 2.

    The impact of the Act and Regulations on technological development is mixed;

  • 3.

    The Act and the Regulations are extremely helpful in facilitating compliance with Canada's international agreements and treaties; and,

  • 4.

    There is a general lack of clarity as to the scope of application of the Act and

  • 5.

    Regulations. In line with the foregoing findings, this article proposes a handful of carefully considered recommendations aimed at improving the operational efficiency of the Act and the Regulations.1

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