Retrial: lower fines for environmental consultant

Retrial: lower fines for environmental consultant

In 2011, we wrote about the record $161,000 in fines imposed upon an environmental consultant and his company. In addition, $40,500 in fines were imposed on their clients, Mr. James Sinclair and his company Sinclair Landing, owner of a contaminated site. Following an appeal and retrial, the fines imposed on geo-environmental firm Bruce A. Brown Associates Limited (Brown Assoc.) and its Director Bruce A. Brown (Dr. Brown), were reduced to $45,500, plus the 25% victim fine surcharge. Dr. Brown  

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Kawartha oil spill cost recovery litigation drags on

Kawartha oil spill cost recovery litigation drags on

City of Kawartha Lakes taxpayers continue to pay heavily for the Ministry of the Environment’s 2009 order, which required the City to cleanup an oil spill that it did not cause. While everyone agreed that the City was an innocent victim of the spill, the Ministry saddled the City with $471,691 in cleanup costs, arguing that the City could seek reimbursement through the courts or a cost recovery order. The Environmental Review Tribunal and the Court of Appeal upheld the Ministry’s order against  

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