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Marine War Risks Act

Version of section 2 from 2014-12-09 to 2024-05-28:

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act


Account means the Marine War Risks Insurance Account established under section 5; (compte)


aircraft[Repealed, 2014, c. 29, s. 5]


Canadian means

  • (a) a person who is a Canadian citizen,

  • (b) a company or corporation created or incorporated under the laws of Canada or of a province thereof or that is licensed under any such laws to carry on business in Canada or a province thereof, or

  • (c) the Government of Canada or the government of a province or municipality of Canada or a department, branch or agency of any of them; (Canadien)


cargo means any goods, securities, currency, articles or things defined as cargo by the Governor in Council; (cargaison)


Minister means the Minister of Transport; (Ministre)


vessel means a ship, boat or other type of water-craft that is

  • (a) registered in Canada under the Maritime Code, or under the Merchant Shipping Acts before the 1st day of August 1936,

  • (b) registered in the United Kingdom and owned, chartered or otherwise controlled by a Canadian,

  • (c) registered in any country designated by the Governor in Council, whether or not it is owned, chartered or otherwise controlled by a Canadian, or

  • (d) owned, chartered or otherwise controlled by a Canadian and employed, in or from Canada, in water transportation of goods or persons or in the fishing trade and industry,

and includes the machinery, tackle, furniture, goods and stores thereof but does not include cargo; (navire)

war risks

war risks means the risks of loss or damage arising from hostilities, rebellion, revolution, civil war, piracy, action taken to repel an imagined attack or from civil strife consequent on the happening of any of them.  (risques de guerre)

  • R.S., 1970, c. W-3, s. 2
  • 2014, c. 29, s. 5

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