On June 22, 2012, the penalty provisions in sections 72-80, 87 and 88 of the Environmental Enforcement Act (EEA) came into force. These amend penalty provisions in the Environmental Protection Act and other federal environmental statutes by, among other things, mandating minimum fines for certain serious offences, increasing certain maximum fines and specifying aggravating factors to be considered in sentencing decisions.  

For further information, please see our previous EH&S Bulletin and Environment Canada’s EEA overview.