About the Environmental Offenders Registry

A registry of corporations convicted under certain environmental and wildlife laws is a requirement of the Environmental Enforcement Act. The registry contains convictions obtained over the past five years under environmental legislation enforced by Environment and Climate Change Canada and Parks Canada. Although not affected by the Environmental Enforcement Act, convictions obtained by Environment and Climate Change Canada under the Species at Risk Act and the Pollution Prevention Provisions of the Fisheries Act are included as well.

The registry includes convictions of corporations obtained through court proceedings. Court prosecutions are one of several enforcement measures that may be used when violations or potential violations are detected. Other measures such as tickets, warning letters or compliance orders may also be used to restore compliance. For violations of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), the accused may be diverted away from the court system after being charged, and subject to Alternative Measures instead. For more information on Environmental Protection Alternative Measures, please visit the CEPA Environmental Registry.

More information on Environment and Climate Change Canada Enforcement Branch activities is available at our environmental annual reports and statistics page. Reports published by Parks Canada are available at Parks Canada's website.

Information is available through the Environmental Offenders Registry for public information and research purposes. Reproduction of this information is governed by the policies described on the terms and conditions page.

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