Legal Precedents (fines, court awards directed to the Environmental Damages Fund)

Woman with long brown braided hair bent over taking water samples from a stream wearing long water boots.This section provides links to Enforcement Notifications issued by Environment Canada where fines are directed to the EDF. Sorted by federal statute, the notifications are listed below according to the most recent posting.

About Enforcement Notifications

Enforcement notifications are issued when a court finds an individual or group in violation of a federal environmental Act. Information will include: the name of the offender, details about the offence and the total funds directed to the EDF program.

It is important to note that funds may not be available immediately upon conviction or the posting of an Enforcement Notification. To learn if funds are available in your province or territory please visit the Available Funds page.

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  1. 2013-01-14 - City of Red Deer Fined $50,000 for Release of PCB Contaminated Oil Total contribution directed to EDF: $50,000
  2. 2012-11-07 - Velocity Inc. and its President Fined $37,200 for Violating the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 Total contribution directed to EDF: $37,200
  3. 2012-06-14 - Edmonton Company Fined $20,000 for Violating Federal Environmental Law Total contribution directed to EDF: $18,000
  4. 2012-06-13 - Lotus Express Violated the Environmental Protection Act Total contribution directed to EDF: $6,900
  5. 2012-05-30 - SNE Sea Products Incorporated to Pay $15,000 Penalty for Disposal at Sea Violations Total contribution directed to EDF: $15,000
  6. 2012-05-04 - Perth's Services Ltd. Ordered to Pay $7000 for Violating Federal Environmental Law Total contribution directed to EDF: $5,250
  7. 2011-12-30 - Geraldton Dry Cleaner Ordered to Pay $4,000 for Violating Federal Environmental Law Total contribution directed to EDF: $3,000
  8. 2011-06-08 - Unlawful Export of Hazardous Material Results in $5000 Payment to Environmental Damages Fund Total contribution directed to EDF: $5000
  9. 2011-03-18 - Regens Disposal Ltd Fined $9000 for Exporting Waste Oil Without a Permit Total contribution directed to EDF: $5,000
  10. 2011-03-07 - Record seizure of more than $1 million of a toxic substance imported illegally Total contribution directed to EDF: $4,500
  11. 2011-02-24 - Seabreeze Cleaners and Owner Required to Pay $8500 for Environmental Offences and Providing False Information Total contribution directed to EDF: $5,400
  12. 2011-01-31 - N.W. Cole Associate Appraisers Limited to Pay $10,000 Penalty for Violating Federal Environmental Law Total contribution directed to EDF: $9,500
  13. 2011-01-31 - Attempted Illegal Export of Hazardous Material Brings $30,000 Penalty Total contribution directed to EDF: $18,000
  14. 2010-12-17 - Côte-de-Beaupré Company Pleads Guilty to a Charge of Causing Environmental Damage in a Protected Area Total contribution directed to EDF: $5,000
  15. 2010-11-02 - Lynwood Drycleaners (Toudai Technologies) Required to Pay $6,000 for Environmental Offences Total contribution directed to EDF: $5,500
  16. 2010-10-06 - Fishman's Personal Care Cleaners (Calgary Economy Cleaners and Launderers Ldt) Required to Pay $5,000 for Environmental Offence Total contribution directed to EDF: $4,500
  17. 2010-08-12 - Watrous, Saskatchewan Dry Cleaner Required to Pay $1650 for environmental Offences Total contribution directed to EDF: $950
  18. 2010-07-26 - Edmonton Dry Cleaner Required to Pay $10,000 For Environmental Offences Total contribution directed to EDF: $9,500
  19. 2010-07-21 - Fogo Island Co-operative Society Limited to Pay $2,500 Penalty for Disposal at Sea Violations Total contribution directed to EDF: $2,000
  20. 2010-05-17 - Drayton Valley Dry Cleaning Facility Fined $5,000 For Illegal Storage of Tetrachloroethylene Waste Total contribution directed to EDF: $4,500
  21. 2010-03-02 - Chemical distributer fined $5000 for the illegal sale of tetrachloroethylene to a dry-cleaning facility Total contribution directed to EDF: $4,500
  22. 2010-03-02 - Attempted Illegal Export of Hazardous Waste Results in $15,000 Fine Total contribution directed to EDF: $15,000
  23. 2009-10-20 - Aerospace Company Pleads Guilty to the Unlawful Use of the Solvent Trichloroethylene Total contribution directed to EDF: $14,000
  24. 2009-10-20 - Public Works and Government Services Canada contributes $50,000 to the Environment Damages Fund for violations of Federal Halocarbon Regulations Total contribution directed to EDF: $50,000
  25. 2009-10-15 - Prosecution for Providing Misleading Information Leads To $20,000 Fine And Probation For St. Thomas Man Total contribution directed to EDF: $20,000
  26. 2009-08-06 - Regina Dry Cleaner Owner Required To Pay $6900 For Environmental Offences Total contribution directed to EDF: $5,000
  27. 2009-05-29 - Lack Of Export Permit Results In Convictions Total contribution directed to EDF: $40,000
  28. 2009-03-17 - Paul’s Point Fisheries Limited Sentenced to pay $10,000 Penalty for Disposal at Sea Violations Total contribution directed to EDF: $8,000
  29. 2009-02-26 - Lack Of Export Permit And Measurement Violation Results In Fines Total contribution directed to EDF: $10,000
  30. 2009-02-26 - Import And Sale Of Controlled Substance Results In A Court Directed Fine And Training Program For An Ontario Company Total contribution directed to EDF: $5,000
  31. 2009-02-26 - Lack Of Export Permit Results In Court Imposed Fine Total contribution directed to EDF: $7,000
  32. 2008-12-05 - Old Fort Seafoods Found Guilty and Fined a Total of $50,000, Under The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 Total contribution directed to EDF: $40,000
  33. 2008-06-27 - Illegal Importation of Hazardous Waste Brings $17,500 Pentalty Total contribution directed to EDF: $15,000
  34. 2007-08-27 - 9112-7480 Québec Inc. Pleads Guilty to Charges under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (1999) Total contribution directed to EDF: $2,100
  35. 2005-05-05 - Handee Products and Its President Accused of Contravening to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 Total contribution directed to EDF: $100,000
  36. 2004-04-21 - Successful Enforcement Investigation Results in Court Fine Earmarked for Wildlife Protection Total contribution directed to EDF: $4,500
  37. 2003-11-10 - Quebec Firm Accused of Illegally Disposing of Fish Waste Total contribution directed to EDF: $9,500

Fisheries Act

  1. 2013-01-17 - Coastal Shipping Limited and Former Ship’s Master Fined $115,000 for Violations Relating to a Fuel Spill into Gilbert Bay Marine Protected Area Total contribution directed to EDF: $57,500
  2. 2012-06-12 - Shell Canada Ltd. is Fined $225,000 after Pleading Guilty to Federal Charges Laid by Environment Canada Total contribution directed to EDF: $202,500
  3. 2012-01-13 - Clark Builders Fined $285,000 for Release of Chlorinated Water into the North Saskatchewan River Total contribution directed to EDF: $270,000
  4. 2011-12-07 - Town of Ponoka Pleads Guilty and is Fined $70,000 for Release of Wastewater to Battle River Total contribution directed to EDF: $66,250
  5. 2011-10-17 - British Columbia Cattle Farmer Sentenced to Three Days Jail Time for Failing to Comply with Court Order Total contribution directed to EDF: $17,000
  6. 2011-09-26 - Stadacona General Partner Inc. to Pay $55,000 Penalty for Violating the Fisheries Act Total contribution directed to EDF: $49,500
  7. 2011-09-16 - Imperial Oil Resources NWT Ltd. is Fined $185,000 Under Federal Charges Total contribution directed to EDF: $155,000
  8. 2011-05-13 - Teck Metals Ltd. Agrees to Pay $100,000 to Environmental Damages Fund for Recent Chemical Spills Total contribution directed to EDF: $100,000
  9. 2011-03-02 - Ontario Northland Transportation Commission Fined $60,000 for Violation of Fisheries Act Total contribution directed to EDF: $50,000
  10. 2010-12-22 - Suncor Pleads Guilty and is Fined $200,000 for Violations of the Fisheries Act Total contribution directed to EDF: $180,000
  11. 2010-11-16 - North 60° Petro Limited Convicted in Environmental Enforcement Case in Yukon Total contribution directed to EDF: $28,000
  12. 2010-08-05 - City of Moose Jaw Fined $55,000 for Violation of Fisheries Act Total contribution directed to EDF: $50,000
  13. 2010-06-30 - Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Sentenced to Pay a Penalty of $50,000 for Violating the Federal Fisheries Act Total contribution directed to EDF: $45,000
  14. 2010-01-22 - Saskatchewan First Nation Receives $50,600 in Federal and Provincial Fines and Penalties Total contribution directed to EDF: $10,000
  15. 2009-11-13 - Saskatchewan Rancher fined for polluting Brightsand Lake Total contribution directed to EDF: $3,400
  16. 2009-08-06 - Transport Company pleads guilty to diesel spill on Hay River Total contribution directed to EDF: $3,000
  17. 2009-05-07 - Saskatchewan Rancher fined $4000 for pollution to Mistawasis Creek Total contribution directed to EDF: $3,500
  18. 2009-06-03 - Owner of Atlantic Country Composting Sentenced to Pay a $8,000 Penalty for Violations of the Federal Fisheries Act Total contribution directed to EDF: $5,000
  19. 2009-02-26 - Latex Spill Results In Fine Total contribution directed to EDF: $6,000
  20. 2009-02-18 - Casey Concrete Limited Sentenced To Pay a $25,000 Penalty for Water Pollution Total contribution directed to EDF: $15,000
  21. 2008-09-03 - Cangra Natural Stones Inc. Sentenced To Pay A $9,000 Penalty For Water Pollution Total contribution directed to EDF: $7,000
  22. 2008-08-27 - Town of Beaverlodge Sentenced To Pay A $20,000 Penalty For Water Pollution Total contribution directed to EDF: $18,000
  23. 2008-06-13 - Destruction of Fish Habitat Results in $20,000 Penalty Total contribution directed to EDF: $17,000
  24. 2007-08-17 - Canadian Pacific Railway Company Sentenced in Provincial Court for Derailment of Ethylene Glycol Railcars Total contribution directed to EDF: $50,000
  25. 2007-07-03 - Hunters Fined $15,000 for Hunting Offences Total contribution directed to EDF: $15,000
  26. 2007-04-25 - Leddy Exploration Ltd. Fined forEnvironmentalViolation Total contribution directed to EDF: $40,000
  27. 2007-02-20 - St. John's Farmer Pleads Guilty in Environmental Enforcement Case Total contribution directed to EDF: $3,700
  28. 2006-06-23 - Sentencing in Landmark Environmental Law Case Total contribution directed to EDF: $10,000
  29. 2006-05-16 - Spruce Falls Inc., A Division of Tembec Inc., Pleaded Guilty to Charges Under theFisheries Act Total contribution directed to EDF: $500,000
  30. 2005-09-27 - Guilty Plea in Pennask Creek Pollution Offenses - BC Ministry of Transportation Ordered to Pay More than $46,000 Total contribution directed to EDF: $45,000
  31. 2005-09-01 - Atlantic Utility Maintenance Incorporated Guilty of an Environmental Offence Total contribution directed to EDF: $15,000
  32. 2005-06-14 - Newfoundland Recycling Sentenced for Federal Fisheries ActViolation Total contribution directed to EDF: $5,000
  33. 2005-03-23 - Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd. Pleads Guilty to Fisheries ActViolation for Chemical Spill Total contribution directed to EDF: $70,000
  34. 2004-12-13 - Irving Pulp and Paper to Pay Penalty of $30,000 - Company Pleads Guilty to Charge Under theFisheries Act Total contribution directed to EDF: $5,000
  35. 2004-12-01 - Successful Investigation Results in Guilty Plea and $19,000 Directed to Environmental Conservation Total contribution directed to EDF: $19,000
  36. 2004-11-19 - Valleyfield Company Charged– Part of Fine is Reinvested in Environmental Benefit for the Region Total contribution directed to EDF: $300,000
  37. 2004-11-02 - North Battleford Assessed $80,000 Penalty for Sewage Spills Total contribution directed to EDF: $50,000
  38. 2004-09-21 - Potato Grower Sentenced in Fish Kill Case Total contribution directed to EDF: $12,800
  39. 2004-05-17 - Cavendish Farms Pleads Guilty to Federal Environmental Charge Total contribution directed to EDF: $20,000
  40. 2004-05-06 - Emera Fuels Pleads Guilty to Environmental Charge Total contribution directed to EDF: $15,000
  41. 2004-04-22 - Successful Investigation Results in Guilty Plea and a $200,000 Financial Penalty Total contribution directed to EDF: $195,000
  42. 2004-03-30 - Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. Pleads Guilty to Environmental Charges: Judge Orders Mill Upgrades Total contribution directed to EDF: $100,000
  43. 2004-03-09 - Canadian Horizontal Drilling Ltd. Fined for Environmental Violations Total contribution directed to EDF: $20,000
  44. 2003-07-25 - Canadian 88 Found Guilty Of Violating Federal And Provincial Environmental Laws Total contribution directed to EDF: $135,000
  45. 2003-07-11 - St. John's Company Pleads Guilty Regarding Jet Fuel Release Total contribution directed to EDF: $9,500
  46. 2003-02-17 - Valley Hog Farm Pleads Guilty to Environmental Charges Total contribution directed to EDF: $6,000

Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994

  1. 2012-10-10 - United States Hunters Fined a Total of $8,000 Total contribution directed to EDF: $8,000
  2. 2012-02-09 - Yacht Club Fined for Destruction of Bank Swallow Nests Total contribution directed to EDF: $6,500
  3. 2011-12-02 - Violations under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, result in $5,750 Fine Total contribution directed to EDF: $5,750
  4. 2011-09-22 - Vancouver Poacher Found Guilty of Illegally Hunting Dunlin and Great Blue Heron Total contribution directed to EDF: $10,000
  5. 2011-03-22 - Athens Man Receives Fines and Hunting Suspension for Violations Under The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 and Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 Total contribution directed to EDF: $1,050
  6. 2011-01-11 - Stratford Area Man Convicted of Killing Swan and Destroying Eggs Total contribution directed to EDF: $1,000
  7. 2010-11-19 - Harvest Operations Corp. Pleads Guilty and is Fined $125,000 for Causing Death to Migratory Birds Total contribution directed to EDF: $125,000
  8. 2010-11-16 - Kitchener Bakery Fined for Unlawfully Depositing Oil Harmful to Migratory Birds Total contribution directed to EDF: $25,000
  9. 2010-11-04 - Three Individuals Receive Heavy Fines and Hunting Suspensions for Violations under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 Total contribution directed to EDF: $6,000
  10. 2010-10-22 - $3 Million Award Imposed As Syncrude Canada Ltd. Convicted Of Violating Environmental Laws Total contribution directed to EDF: $300,000
  11. 2010-10-12 - Duck Poacher Receives Heavy Fines and Licence Suspensions Total contribution directed to EDF: $6,000
  12. 2010-06-01 - Saskatchewan Business Fined For Selling Wild Meat Products and Trafficking in Wildlife Total contribution directed to EDF: $5,000
  13. 2010-03-09 - Two Cape Breton Men Fined $6,000 for Illegal Sea Duck Hunting Total contribution directed to EDF: $3,000
  14. 2010-01-22 - Saskatchewan First Nation Receives $50,600 in Federal and Provincial Fines and Penalties Total contribution directed to EDF: $10,000
  15. 2009-08-13 - Investigation into Duck Killings in Saskatchewan leads to $16,000 in fines and hunting suspensions Total contribution directed to EDF: $16,000
  16. 2009-02-13 - Waste Management of Canada Corporation Fined $12,500 under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 Total contribution directed to EDF: $12,500
  17. 2008-11-06 - An Environment Canada Enforcement Blitz Leads to Convictions and Penalties against American Hunters Total contribution directed to EDF: $22,500
  18. 2008-10-20 - J.D. Irving Limited Pleads Guilty and Sentenced to Pay a $60,000 Penalty for Charges Laid Under the Federal Migratory Birds Convention Act Total contribution directed to EDF: $10,000
  19. 2007-08-22 - Hunters Fined $18,000 for Hunting Offences Total contribution directed to EDF: $18,000
  20. 2007-07-03 - Hunters Fined $15,000 for Hunting Offences Total contribution directed to EDF: $15,000
  21. 2005-10-25 - Saskatchewan men fined $30,000 for wildlife violations Total contribution directed to EDF: $4,000
  22. 2004-09-09 - Hunters Fined for Wildlife Violations Total contribution directed to EDF: $4,000

Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act

  1. 2012-10-22 - Winnipeg Man Fined Over $135,000 under Federal Wildlife Legislation Total contribution directed to EDF: $112,950
  2. 2012-10-22 - Nam Bak Enterprises Limited Sentenced for Illegal Importation of Plant Species Total contribution directed to EDF: $5,000
  3. 2012-09-25 - J&A Health Food International Ltd. Sentenced for Illegal Importation of Plant Species Total contribution directed to EDF: $7,500
  4. 2011-10-18 - Alberta Man Found Guilty for Illegally Importing Snakes and Scorpions Total contribution directed to EDF: $9,000
  5. 2011-09-28 - An individual has been fined $40,000 for engaging in the illegal trade of an endangered species Total contribution directed to EDF: $40,000

 

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