Motorsports company owner fined for environmental offence
Ottawa, Ontario – April 26, 2018 – Environment and Climate Change Canada
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On April 18, 2018, in Ontario Provincial Court, Mr. Mostapha Hijazi pleaded guilty to one charge of violating the Marine Spark-Ignition Engine, Vessel and Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Emission Regulations, made under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Mr. Hijazi was ordered to pay $12,500 and forfeit all items seized during the investigation.
In 2016, Environment and Climate Change Canada enforcement officers carried out an inspection at Venom Motorsports and found that some products did not comply with the Marine Spark-Ignition Engine, Vessel and Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Emission Regulations. Mr. Hijazi failed to confirm the compliance of vehicles, imported into Canada between September 2013 and June 2016, with legally required emission controls.
The fine will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund.
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