Director of Ontario Company Sentenced to Jail Time and Fines for Offences under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
On August 21, 2018, Collingwood Prime Realty Holdings Corp. and its director were sentenced in the Ontario Court of Justice for offences under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The sentence resulted from an investigation which uncovered two electrical transformers and eight electrical capacitors that contained impermissible PCB levels. The equipment had not been sent for destruction to an authorized facility. The court sentenced the director to a 45-day jail term due to the failure to comply with an environmental protection compliance order. The Court also sentenced the corporation and director to pay a combined penalty of $420,000 to the Federal Environmental Damages Fund.
Additional information: https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-enforcement/notifications/director-ontario-company-sentenced-jail-time-fined-offences-canadian-environmental-protection-act-1999.html.