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- $3.8M Fine for Pipeline Oil Leak
On June 12, 2019 Husky Oil Operations (“Husky Oil”) pled guilty to one count under section 36(3) of the Fisheries Act and one count under section 5.1(1) of the Migratory Birds Convention Act. The charges were the result of a leak of approximately 225,000 litres of blended heavy crude oil from one of … Read more »
- Illegal Collection of Migratory Bird Eggs Results in $18,000 Fine
On March 27, 2019, three individuals in Quebec pleaded guilty to two counts each under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, S.C. 1994, c. 22, (the “MBCA”) for unlawfully disturbing migratory bird nests and unlawfully taking migratory bird eggs. The MBCA, section 5(a), makes it an offence to “be … Read more »
- Liability Waivers: Are they Enforceable?
Nearly every recreational activity offered today requires the participant to sign a waiver of liability. Skiing, spin classes, kid’s field trips- waivers have become so common place that people don’t think twice about signing them. But what effect do these waivers really have? If you or your child … Read more »
- Proposed Migratory Bird Convention Act Regulations offer some new legal certainty for Industry
On June 1, 2019, proposed Migratory Bird Convention Act Regulations (“MBRs”) were published in Part I of the Canada Gazette. The Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 (the “MBCA”) was first adopted in 1917 to implement the 1916 international convention on Migratory Birds between Canada (the United Ki … Read more »
- Spill Results in $100,000 Fine
On May 10, 2019 a transportation trucking company was fined $100,000 plus the 25% victim fine surcharge for discharging a contaminant into the natural environment contrary to the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act. In addition to the corporate fine the driver of the truck was convicted f … Read more »
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