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May 14, 2020

CANECT 2020 - Due Diligence in Environmental Prosecutions: A Mock Trial

Marc McAree and Matthew Gardner will be speaking at the Due Diligence in Environmental Prosecutions: A Mock Trial Course on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at this year's ever popular CANECT Conference.

Marc and Matt will also be co-chairing the course.

The conference is taking place in Vaughan, Ontario from May 12 to May 14, 2020 at The Venetian Banquet & Hospitality Centre

Million dollar fines. Personal liability. Go directly to jail. Do not collect $200.

Crown Prosecutors are more vigorously prosecuting environmental violations and seeking higher fines against companies and individuals alike. Defence counsel in environmental prosecutions must leave no stone unturned in rebutting the Crown. Defendants and their counsel must avail themselves of all defences and strategies to defend against allegations of environmental quasi-crimes. A successful due diligence defence is key to defending environmental prosecutions and seeking an acquittal.

In this full-day workshop, we will review key tips and traps for defending environmental prosecutions including defences to assert. We will discuss recent trends and hot topics in environmental prosecutions. Finally, we will conduct a mock environmental prosecution trial premised on a case in which the defendant won the day.

For more information on the course and to register, click here

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