• Company Convicted Under Environmental and Safety Legislation For Lack of Preventative Systems
  • September 24, 2013
  • Law Firm: Goodmans LLP - Toronto - Toronto Office
  • The Ontario Court of Justice’s decision in Ontario (Ministry of Labour and Ministry of the Environment) v. Sunrise Propane Energy Group Inc. provides some insight as to the level of safety standards and environmental practices expected of industry players when dealing with dangerous environmental contaminants. In this decision, Sunrise Propane Energy Group Inc. (“Sunrise”), 1367229 Ontario Inc. (a related entity), and two company directors were convicted of multiple charges under the Environmental Protection Act (the “EPA”) and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”). The exact penalties will be decided at the sentencing hearing in December.