Motor Vehicle Safety Act (1993, c. 16)

Content last updated 2017.06.14

Summary Description

An Act to regulate the manufacture and importation of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment to reduce the risk of death, injury and damage to property and the environment

Administration: Minister of Transport

Statutory Text

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Consolidated text

Regulations and Orders Pursuant to the Act

Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS)

The Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) are created as sections within the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seat Safety Regulations, the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations and the Motor Vehicle Tire Safety Regulations

Bills (specific to the act)

Links to Bills are directed to the Parliament of Canada LEGISinfo website (http://www.parl.gc.ca/LEGISINFO/index.asp).

No current bills.

Regulatory Initiatives (specific to the act)

Depending on the date, amendments listed may not yet be included in the consolidated text.

Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Electronic Stability Control Systems for Heavy Vehicles)

Canada Gazette, Part II, Vol. 151, No. 12 – June 14, 2017
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Electronic Stability Control Systems for Heavy Vehicles)
SOR/2017-104 June 2, 2017
Comes into force on June 14, 2017

Canada Gazette Part I, Vol. 150, No. 40— October 1st, 2016
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Electronic Stability Control Systems for Heavy Vehicles) (proposed)

Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standards 111, 123, 126, 205, 206 and 301.3)

Canada Gazette, Part II, Vol. 151, No. 9 – May 3, 2017
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standards 111, 123, 126, 205, 206 and 301.3)
SOR/2017-57 April 13, 2017
Comes into force on May 3, 2017

Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Bus Seat Belts) (Proposed)

Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 151, No. 11 – March 18, 2017
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Bus Seat Belts) (proposed)

Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standards 207, 208, 209, 301.1, 301.2, 1106, 1201 and 1202)

Canada Gazette, Part II, Vol. 150, No. 26 – December 28, 2016
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standards 207, 208, 209, 301.1, 301.2, 1106, 1201 and 1202)
SOR/2016-318 December 16, 2016
Comes into force on December 28, 2016

Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 149, No. 6 – February 7, 2015
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standards 207, 208, 209, 301.1, 301.2, 1106, 1201 and 1202) (proposed)

Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standard 226)

Canada Gazette, Part II, Vol. 150, No. 22 – November 2, 2016
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standard 226)

Canada Gazette Part I, Vol. 150, No. 9— February 27, 2016
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standard 226) (proposed)

Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standards 101 and 111) (proposed)

Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 150, No. 44 - October 29, 2016
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standards 101 and 111) (proposed)

Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standard 214)

Canada Gazette, Part II, Vol. 150, No. 20 – October 5, 2016
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standard 214)
SOR/2016-254 September 23, 2016
Comes into force on September 23, 2016

Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Interpretation and Standards 108 and 108.1) (proposed)

Canada Gazette Part I, Vol. 150, No. 9 – February 27, 2016
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Interpretation and Standards 108 and 108.1) (proposed)

Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standard 214) (proposed)

Canada Gazette Part I, Vol. 150, No. 9 – February 27, 2016
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standard 214) (proposed)

Government Notices (specific to the act)

Notice of intent to amend the Canadian Aviation Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 151, No. 12 – March 25, 2017
Notice of intent to amend the Canadian Aviation Regulations

News Releases / Media Advisories

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