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APPEALS - Grounds - Question of law - Substitution of verdict

Monday, June 04, 2018 @ 8:44 AM  

Appeal by the Crown from the $10,000 fine imposed on the Big River First Nation following its guilty plea for failing to comply with an Environmental Protection Compliance Order. The respondent owned and operated a gas bar that was the subject of the order. The gas bar had revenue of $4,000,000. The sentencing judge determined the respondent was an individual within the meaning of s. 272(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

HELD: Appeal allowed. The respondent was not a natural person or someone capable of...