Tag Archives: Environment Canada

Turning turtle: seafood supplier pleads guilty to illegal importation of protected turtles

Environment Canada reports that Mr. Jie Hua Shen, of Toronto, Ontario, owner of Marine Seafood Inc., was ordered to pay $25,000 in the Ontario Court of Justice, after pleading guilty on March 24, 2016, to the illegal importation of Florida … 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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Endangered species conviction for unlawful import of exotic leather goods

Environment Canada reports that Mr. Khoa Tran Boa Le, of North York, Ontario, was fined $10,000 during proceedings at the Ontario Provincial courthouse in Mississauga on February 3, 2016. Mr. Le was found guilty of importing, without a permit, leather products … 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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Largest penalty ever imposed for environmental infractions in Canada

Bloom Lake General Partner Limited was ordered to pay $7.5 million in the Criminal and Penal Division of the Court of Quebec in Montreal today, after pleading guilty to 45 charges under the Fisheries Act, resulting from several incidents including … Continue reading

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Company fined $210,000 for discharge/spill into Columbia River B.C.

ROSSLAND, B.C. – November 6, 2013 – Teck Metals Ltd. was sentenced to pay $210,000 in British Columbia Provincial Court for offences under the federal Fisheries Act and the provincial Spill Reporting Regulation of the Environmental Management Act related to a release of sodium hydroxide into … Continue reading

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