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Forest landscape by a lake being reflected off the water

October 8, 2019

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Penalty Creep: What is going on with Environmental Fines Across Canada?

Aaron Atcheson, Bryan Smits, Danielle Parry, Julia Zanetti

In July of this year, a fine of $2.7 million was levied against Kirby Offshore Marine Operating LLC following its guilty plea for violations of the Fisheries Act involving a spill of diesel fuel and lubricants near Edge Reef in...

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Ontario and Québec Governments to Regulate Movement of Soil

John R. Tidball, Claire R. Durocher

Large quantities of soil excavated in Canadian construction projects are relocated to other sites.  Until now, the practice has been sporadically regulated by provincial governments.  In 2019, both the Ontario and Québec governments are proceeding with new regulatory schemes that,...

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