January 24, 2005

Quebec MOE reports compliance statistics

QUEBEC CITY QUE-The Quebec Ministry of Environment's most recent compliance statistics show that in November 2004, 29 individuals and businesses were convicted of violating the province's environmental laws and regulations and fined a total of $107,700, with individual fines ranging from $300 to $20,000. Thirteen businesses and one individual received fines of $2,000 or more, for a total of $92,500. The remaining $15,200 consisted of fines of less than $2,000, levied against five businesses and ten individuals. The largest single fine, $20,000, was levied against Dubreton Meats (Les Viandes Dubreton) for a conviction under the Environment Quality Act. Ten of the 29 convictions were for offences under this act, with seven for offences under the provincial dangerous materials regulation and five under the atmospheric quality regulation.
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