Breakwater Resources Limited - conviction information for 2020-10-19

Corporation details
Corporation name: Breakwater Resources Limited
Address: 550 Burrard Street
City: Vancouver
Province/territory: British Columbia
Postal code: V6C 0A3
Country: Canada
Sector or industry: 212 - Mining and quarrying (except oil and gas)
Case details
Location of offense: Route 100, Km 42, Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Quebec
Case summary: On February 28, 2018, a 500-litre spill of flocculent into a drain connected to the tailings site at the Langlois mine resulted in the discharge of an acutely lethal effluent into the Wedding River.
1 Count: 36(3) of the Fisheries Act
Enforcement notification: A Quebec mining company is fined $350,000 for a violation of the Fisheries Act
Result: Guilty Plea
Date of conviction: 2020-10-19
Court level: Provincial and Territorial Court
Nature of offense(s):
  • Allowed the deposit of a deleterious substance
Additional details about the nature of the offense:
Legislative details
Act Regulations Section(s)
Pollution Prevention provisions (subsection 36(3)) of the Fisheries Act
Date of sentencing: 2020-10-19
Location of sentencing: Val-d'Or, Quebec
  • Fine,
  • Penalty for the EDF
Amount of fine(s): $350,000
Sentencing details:
On October 19, 2020, before the Court of Quebec, Breakwater Resources Ltd. pleaded guilty to contravening subsection 36(3) of the Fisheries Act.

The company was fined $350,00, which will be directed to the Government of Canada`s Environmental Damages Fund.
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