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January 08, 2019

Minimum Fines

In R v Henry of Pelham Inc., the minimum fine was abrogated twice.  The Justice of the Peace (“JP”) and judge on appeal each awarded different fines, which were less than the statutory minimum.  The third time, the Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”) varied the sentence again, imposing the minimum fine prescribed by the Ontario Water Resources Act (“OWRA”).

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