Hudson Bay Company fined $765,000 for release of PCBs into the environment

December 12, 2016 - Montreal, Quebec - Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

The effective and strict enforcement of Canadian environmental and wildlife legislation is one way Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is committed to maintaining clean air and water and to protecting wildlife and their habitats.

On December 7, 2016, the Hudson Bay Company was found guilty of six charges and was fined $765 000 for violating PCB Regulations and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA). The company will also have to establish an Environmental Management System, provide training on the legal consequences of violating environmental legislation to its Canadian managers, and publish an article on the facts surrounding their offences.

The investigation, led by ECCC, showed that the Hudson Bay Company had committed several violations to the Regulations and to the Act, namely

The amount of the fine will be directed to ECCC’s Environmental Damages Fund (EDF).

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