Dalex Canada Inc. - conviction information for 2017-08-16

Corporation details
Corporation name: Dalex Canada Inc.
Address: 157 Adesso Drive
City: Concord
Province/territory: Ontario
Postal code: L4K 3C3
Country: Canada
Sector or industry: 418 - Miscellaneous merchant wholesalers
Case details
Location of offense: 185 Konrad Cres, Markham, Ontario
Case summary: On April 17, 2014, ECCC officers conducted an inspection at a dry-cleaning facility located in the city of Markham, ON.  ECCC officers observed two waste water drums with inadequate secondary containment.  An investigation into PERC supplier Dalex Canada Inc. identified that Dalex Canada Inc. sold PERC to the dry cleaner located in the city of Markham on the morning of April 17, 2017 while the two waste water drums had inadequate secondary containment.  ECCC’s investigation identified at least 4 other instances of Dalex Canada Inc. selling PERC to dry cleaners that were not compliant with the Regulations.

Charges under Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations

Count 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 – s. 5(f)(i)

Counts 3, 7 – s. 5(f)(ii)
Enforcement notification: Canadian company fined $100,000 after pleading guilty to contravening dry-cleaning regulations
Result: Guilty Plea
Date of conviction: 2017-08-16
Court level: Provincial and Territorial Court
Nature of offense(s):
  • Other
Additional details about the nature of the offense:
Legislative details
Act Regulations Section(s)
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations s.5(f)(i)
Date of sentencing: 2017-08-16
Location of sentencing: Newmarket, Ontario
  • Penalty for the EDF
Amount of fine(s): $100,000
Sentencing details:
On August 16, 2017, before the Provincial Court of Justice in Newmarket, Ontario, Dalex Canada Inc. pled guilty to selling PERC to the dry cleaning facility located in Markham, ON that did not have adequate secondary containment under two waste water drums.  Dalex Canada Inc. was sentenced to pay $100,000 to the EDF within 12 months.  Dalex Canada Inc. was also ordered to publish an article in an industry publication regarding the proceedings.  All other charges against the company or individuals were withdrawn.
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