12 Dec '11, 6pm

Toronto's Public Library Collects More Fines than Canada's Environmental Protection Agency

Toronto's Public Library Collects More Fines than Canada's Environmental Protection Agency

Canada Not Enforcing Its Environmental Laws, Says Ecojustice This excerpt from Ecojustice's report about the enforcement of environmental laws in Canada says it all: "Average fines for environmental offenders, which amount to about $10,000 per CEPA conviction, are also too low to serve as an effective deterrent for would-be polluters, according to the report. It took Environment Canada more than 20 years to collect $2.4-million in fines under CEPA. In comparison, the Toronto Public Library collected $2.6-million in fines for overdue books in 2009 alone." The U.S. might have a few things to learn from Canada in certain areas, but when it comes to this, it seems like Canada could learn a few things from the U.S., where the EPA is more feared by polluters (even though more progress could be made) and the government provides more transparency when it comes to environmental cri...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/canada...

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