Adjudication: Request to intervene (Form 16)

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Who should use this form?

A person who has a substantial and direct interest in a dispute proceeding may file a request to intervene.


To obtain authorization from the Agency to intervene so that you can make your views known and/or otherwise participate in the dispute proceeding.

If your interest is not "substantial and direct", you may file a position statement instead in accordance with section 23 (Form 10). Neither an intervener nor a person who files a position statement is considered to be a party to the proceeding and thus will have no rights to participate or to receive further correspondence concerning the file.

However, a person who is requesting authorization to intervene, as part of the participation rights that they are requesting, may also ask for party status in the proceeding.

When should you file this form?

Within 10 business days after the day on which you become aware of the application or before the close of pleadings whichever is earlier.

What happens next?

The Agency will review your request and determine if you will be granted authorization to intervene in the dispute proceeding.

The Agency will also inform you as to the extent of your participation rights in the dispute proceeding.

Refer to section 29 of the Dispute Adjudication Rules for more information.

Personal Information Collection Statement
Privacy Statement

All personal information created, held or collected by the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) is protected under the Privacy Act. This means that you will be informed of the purpose for which it is being collected and how to exercise your right of access to that information. You will be asked for your consent where appropriate.

The information provided in this form is collected in order to allow us to process your application. The personal information is collected pursuant to the Canada Transportation Act. The information is included in the personal information banks:

Any personal information the Agency receives from the online form is only provided to those members of our staff and Members who require it in order to respond to your application. The information may be shared with transportation service providers and any other parties involved in order to resolve your dispute.

As per the open court principle and the Canadian Transportation Agency Dispute Adjudication Rules, all information filed with the Agency as part of an adjudicated dispute becomes part of the public record and may be made available for public viewing. For adjudicated disputes, the Agency posts applications, pleadings documents and decisions issued on its website. For further information please see our Privacy Policy.

The information you submit on the online form will be encrypted (a secure means of transmission) when it is sent electronically to the Agency. For your reference purposes, the information you submit is temporarily retained in an encrypted folder on a secure server hosted on our internal network until 30 days following the issuance of a decision or upon withdrawal of your application and Agency acceptance. The information is stored in the Agency Corporate Repository and Case Management System where it will be retained for 10 years upon file closure, and then destroyed.

If after reading this statement, you prefer not to submit your application via the Internet, you may use one of the following methods:

By Courier or in Person: Canadian Transportation Agency, 60 Laval Street, Unit 01, Gatineau, Quebec, J8X 3G9

By Teletypewriter: 1-800-669-5575

If you do not provide all of the required information on this form, the Agency will not be able to begin processing your application.

Privacy Inquiry

You have the right to request access to your personal information and also to request corrections if you believe that your personal information is erroneous or incomplete.

Any questions, comments, concerns or complaints regarding the administration of the Privacy Act and privacy policies may be directed to the departmental Privacy Coordinator by email to, by calling 819-743-7259 or writing to: Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator, 60 Laval Street, Unit 1, Gatineau, Quebec, J8X 3G9.

If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by e-mail at or by telephone at 1-800-282-1376.

Case Identification
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