Tag Archives: CEPA

PERC seller’s duty to ensure dry-cleaner complies with equipment regs – $300K fine

A recent successful prosecution by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) highlights the responsibility on a seller of the dry-cleaning fluid commonly known as PERC  to ensure that its purchaser’s dry-cleaning facility meets regulatory equipment specifications. On December 10, 2018, … Continue reading

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Fish-processing company fined $200,000 for environmental violations

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) reports that, on December 12, 2016, Barry Group Inc. was ordered to pay, in St. John’s Provincial Court, a total of $200,000 in penalties for environmental violations that occurred at fish-processing facilities in Witless … Continue reading

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First conviction for an offence under the federal Environmental Emergency Regulations

Environment Canada reports that Panther Industries (Alberta) Inc. pleaded guilty on July 28, 2015 in Alberta Provincial Court to offences under the Fisheries Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999), and the Environmental Emergency Regulations, related to a spill of hydrochloric acid … Continue reading

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June 27, 2012 – Canada’s Federal Budget: Sensible Streamlining or Unwarranted Removal of Environmental Protection?

After a marathon session in the lower chamber of Canada’s federal parliament last week, the Conservative government majority prevailed and the federal Budget Bill C-38 (Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act) is now working its way through the final stages … Continue reading

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