The Government of Canada has introduced new regulations, known as the Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations, to strengthen and address any violations under the International Bridges and Tunnels Act.
The Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations will help the government set up a method to deal with any breach related to the act outside the court.
The new system will strengthen the Federal Government of Canada's responsibility to supervise the operational maintenance and security of the international bridges and tunnels.
A ticketing system will be introduced under the act that is designed to impose fines on violations, as well as encourage compliance.
Canada Transport Minister Denis Lebel said that the new regulations improve the Government of Canada's ability to efficiently oversee international bridges and tunnels.
"They will help ensure that important infrastructure continues to operate safely and effectively," Lebel added.
As part of the ticketing system, owners can be penalised if they fail to submit safety reports or start the construction of a structure without all the relevant approvals.
The penalty can range from a maximum of C$5,000 ($4,974.1) per day for individuals to a maximum of $25,000 ($24,870) for corporations.
According to the act and its related regulations, the owners of international bridges and tunnels are mandated to inspect their structures regularly and report their safety to the transport ministry.
Currently the act covers 25 vehicular international bridges and tunnels, and nine international railway structures with various forms of ownership and governance.