May 14, 2013
Julius Melnitzer, Financial Post,National Post
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment may order innocent parties who are not responsible for discharging pollution into the environment to remediate contamination which has impacted their properties, says the Ontario Court of Appeal.
“Kawartha Lakes confirms that the MOE may turn to innocent landowners when pursuing its ultimate goal of protecting the environment, even if this leads to ‘unfair’ outcomes against innocent parties,” write Daniel Kirby, Jack Coop, Paul Morassutti, Jennifer Fairfax, Lindsay Rauccio and Patrick Welsh.
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