Big Jack Enterprises Ltd. to pay $17,000 and forfeit equipment

VANCOUVER, March 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Big Jack Enterprises Ltd. pleaded guilty on March 4, 2015, in Vancouver Provincial court to contravening the Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations made pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999).

The violations were identified during inspections by Environment Canada enforcement officers in 2013, which led to the seizure of equipment, including sprayers, earth augers, water pumps and chainsaws.  

The company pleaded guilty and was ordered to forfeit the seized equipment, valued at roughly $15,000, and pay a fine of $17,000 for importing gas powered equipment that violated the provisions of the Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations. The fine will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund. As a result of this conviction, the company's name will be added to the Environmental Offender's Registry.

Quick Facts

  • CEPA, 1999, is an important part of Canada's body of federal environmental legislation. It is an Act respecting pollution prevention and the protection of the environment and human health in order to contribute to sustainable development.
  • The Environmental Damages Fund (EDF) is administered by Environment Canada. It was created in 1995 to provide a mechanism for directing funds received as a result of fines, court orders, and voluntary payments to priority projects that will benefit our natural environment. Any fine paid as a penalty in respect of a CEPA, 1999, offence is directed to the EDF.
  • The Environmental Offenders Registry contains information on convictions of corporations registered for offences committed under certain federal environmental laws. The Registry contains convictions recorded for offences committed since June 18, 2009—when the Environmental Enforcement Act received Royal Assent.


Associated Links

Environmental Offenders Registry

CEPA Environmental Registry

Environmental Damages Fund


Environment Canada has created a subscription service to help the Canadians stay current with what the Government of Canada is doing to protect our natural environment. Subscribing to Environment Canada's Enforcement Notifications is easy, and free. Sign up today.


SOURCE Environment Canada

For further information: Media Relations, Environment Canada, 819-934-8008, Environment Canada's Twitter page, Environment Canada's Facebook page


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890