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Sunrise Propane explosion highlights importance of due diligence

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 @ 2:28 PM | By Jacquelyn Stevens and Victoria Chai

The Sunrise Propane explosion in 2008 serves as a stark reminder of the importance of due diligence when conducting business operations that are inherently dangerous to human health and the environment.

Last November, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released its much-anticipated appeal decision in R. v. Sunrise Propane Energy Group Inc. 2017 ONSC 6954. In this decision, Sunrise Propane appealed the convictions it received for breaches of the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) and Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) as a result of the 2008 explosion....