Tag Archives: Fisheries Act

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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Quebec Refinery Fined $500K For Fisheries Act Violations

Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that, on February 24, 2017, Valero Energy Inc.–Jean Gaulin Refinery (formerly Ultramar Ltd.) in Lévis, Quebec, pleaded guilty to six counts, and was sentenced to pay the sum of $500,000. The investigation conducted by … Continue reading

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Mining company ordered to pay $185,000 penalty for release of untreated acidic wash water into Myra Creek, B.C.

Campbell River, British Columbia  Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC ) reports that Nyrstar Myra Falls pleaded guilty, in B.C. Provincial Court on October 7, 2016, to two counts under the Fisheries Act and one under the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations. … Continue reading

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Trudeau moves to unwind Harper’s rollback of Canada’s environmental protection legislation

In 2012, the Harper government made a series of draconian changes to Canada’s  environmental protection legislation, not least the rules on federal environmental assessment and those dealing with the review of pipeline applications by the National Energy Board (NEB). In January … Continue reading

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Department of National Defence ordered to pay $100,000 for contravening Fisheries Act following fuel spill in Halifax Harbour

Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that the Department of National Defence (DND) was sentenced on April 11, 2016, in Halifax Provincial Court to pay a penalty of $100,000 after pleading guilty to violating the Fisheries Act. The charges stem from … Continue reading

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Federal Court: Canada had duty to consult First Nation on changes to environmental legislation

In a series of posts in 2012, we reported on the Harper government’s wholesale changes to Canada’s federal environmental legislation in its federal omnibus budget implementation bills C-38 and C-45 (Omnibus Bills). In a decision released last month in Courtoreille v. Canada, the … 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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