Last year, Castonguay Blasting lost its appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada against a conviction for failing to report flyrock as an environmental “discharge” under the Environmental Protection Act. Now they have been fined $75,000 for essentially the same offence on another occasion. The second incident occurred in 2010, well after they were charged with the November 26, 2007 offence that led to the Supreme Court case. Perhaps they declined to report the second incident in the belief that such a report might prejudice their defence of the first case?
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26 Jul 2021
Bill C-230–A time for change
On February 26, 2020, Bill C-230, a private member’s bill, was introduced by Nova Scotia MP …