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ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY - Penalties, remedial orders and sentencing principles

Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 8:32 AM  

Appeal by the Crown from a Queen’s Bench decision which quashed convictions entered against Envirogun Ltd. (Envirogun) and its principal, Kimery, for environmental offences. Envirogun operated an industrial effluent works and storage facility until February 2010. In May 2008, the Ministry of Environment directed Envirogun to provide reclamation and decommissioning plans by the end of October 2009. In August 2009, the Rural Municipality of Sherwood (Sherwood) took title to the property on which the facility operated for non-payment of taxes. Sherwood ordered Envirogun to vacate by...