Appeal Court Confirms That Innocent Party Must Clean Up Pollution

Lindsay Rauccio, Patrick G. Welsh, Paul Morassutti, Jennifer Fairfax

May 14, 2013

Julius Melnitzer, Financial Post,National Post

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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 KirbyJack CoopPaul MorassuttiJennifer FairfaxLindsay Rauccio and Patrick Welsh.

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