BAIE-COMEAU, QC, Oct. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - The effective and strict enforcement of Canadian environmental and wildlife legislation is one way Environment and Climate Change Canada meets its commitments to maintain clean air and water and protect wildlife and their habitats.
On October 12, 2017, PF Résolu Canada Inc. was fined $100,000 after pleading guilty to violating subsection 36(3) of the Fisheries Act.
The investigation, led by Environment and Climate Change Canada, revealed that PF Résolu Canada Inc. had committed a violation to the Act, namely
- The deposit of a deleterious substance in waters frequented by fish.
The amount of the fine will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund.
Environment and Climate Change Canada has created a free subscription service to help Canadians stay current with what the Government of Canada is doing to protect our natural environment.
- Canadians value clean water and a sustainable environment. Environment and Climate Change Canada's enforcement officers work to protect our environment through the enforcement of federal environmental laws.
- The Environmental Damages Fund, administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada, was created in 1995 to establish a system that would allocate fines received through court convictions and voluntary settlements to important projects that have a positive impact on the environment.
SOURCE Environment and Climate Change Canada
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