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FortisAlberta Inc. fined $300,000 for contravening the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and the PCB Regulations

Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that, on August 15, 2018, FortisAlberta Inc. (FortisAlberta) was ordered by the Provincial Court of Alberta to pay a fine of $300,000 after pleading guilty to one count of violating the PCB Regulations and … Continue reading

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Toronto-based mining company ordered to pay penalty for Fisheries Act violation near Baker Lake, Nunavut

Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that, on May 1, 2017, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited pleaded guilty, in the Nunavut Court of Justice, to one offence under the Fisheries Act. The court ordered the company to pay a total penalty of … Continue reading

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First-ever imprisonment for dry cleaner under tetrachloroethylene regulations

Environment Canada reports that a dry cleaner in Edmonton, Alberta has been sentenced to imprisonment for offences in contravention of the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). Ali Eldin, owner of First Class Cleaners … Continue reading

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SCC upholds Ontario court’s jurisdiction over claim to enforce foreign judgment for US$ 9.51 billion environmental damages

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in the case of Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje that Ontario’s courts have jurisdiction to determine whether a US$ 9.51 billion judgement by Ecuador’s courts against Chevron Corp. for environmental damages should be recognized and enforced in … Continue reading

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