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ONTARIO ISSUES FIRST ENVIRONMENTAL PENALTY

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News release / March 3, 2008

 

ONTARIO ISSUES FIRST ENVIRONMENTAL PENALTY

McGuinty Government Protecting The Environment

 

 

Ontario has issued its first-ever environmental penalty under the province’s “you-spill, you-pay” legislation.

 

CGC Inc. of Hagersville was ordered to pay $9,000 for failing to comply with environmental laws. On September 26, 2007, run off from the gypsum processing plant entered a tributary of the Grand River, putting local water quality at risk.

 

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“When it comes to protecting the environment, we are prepared to use every tool available including these new environmental penalties,” said Environment Minister John Gerretsen. “We want to send a clear signal that we will not tolerate spills.”

 

Quick Facts

 

The environmental penalties regulations, under the Environmental Protection Act and the Ontario Water Resources Act, came into force in August 2007. Revenue from environmental penalties will be directed back to affected communities through the Ontario community environment fund.

 

 

Read more about environmental penalties at http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/en/about/penalties/index.php

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9000 is a complete joke and really is nothing more then the cost of business. I know of a river in Southern Ontario that has virtually no life in it due to run off out of a factory, they get fines etc and simply pay them because its cheaper to pay the fine then retrofit thier plant...

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If the fines were 6 figures, then i would be :clapping: .

$9000.00 is the cost of a trip for 2 two Europe.

 

Joke, way to go :asshat: McGuinty.

 

We can all see how serious you and diaper boy Smitherman are

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