Montreal property management firm fined $975,000 for environmental violation

Montreal, Quebec - December 22, 2016 - Environment and Climate Change Canada

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

On December 20, 2016, Tidan Inc. and seven associated companies pleaded guilty to 52 charges and were fined $975,000 for violating the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) and the PCB Regulations. The offenders will also have to publish an article on the facts surrounding their violations and develop procedures to manage their contaminated electrical equipment for all of their buildings. They will also have to provide training for their managers and staff.

The investigation conducted by ECCC showed that Tidan Group did not follow the environmental protection compliance orders issued by the Department’s enforcement officers and did not meet its obligations related to the use, storage and disposal of electrical equipment containing PCBs. Tidan Group also failed to submit reports on the use and storage of its electrical equipment to the Department.

The fine that is collected will be paid into the Environmental Damages Fund (EDF) administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

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