La Compagnie d’Arrimage de Québec Ltée - conviction information for 2021-01-21

Corporation details
Corporation name: La Compagnie d’Arrimage de Québec Ltée
Address: 961 Champlain Blvd.
City: Quebec
Province/territory: Quebec
Postal code: G1K 4J9
Country: Canada
Sector or industry: 238 - Specialty trade contractors
Case details
Location of offense: Port de Québec, Quebec, Quebec
Case summary:

On December 10, 2017, when unloading a ship in the Port of Quebec City, the Quebec Stevedoring Company Ltd. did not take all necessary measures to prevent the release of approximately 500 kg of fertilizer into the Saint Lawrence River.






38(6) of the Fisheries Act

Enforcement notification: Quebec cargo-handling company sentenced to pay $675,000 for Fisheries Act violation
Result: Guilty Plea
Date of conviction: 2021-01-21
Court level: Provincial and Territorial Court
Nature of offense(s):
  • Other
Additional details about the nature of the offense: Neglected to take all necessary measures to prevent a release in waters frequented by fish.
Legislative details
Act Regulations Section(s)
Pollution Prevention provisions (subsection 36(3)) of the Fisheries Act General Prohibition Article 40(3)e)
Date of sentencing: 2021-01-21
Location of sentencing: Quebec City, Quebec
  • Fine
Amount of fine(s): $675,000
Sentencing details:

On January 21, 2021, before the Court of Quebec, Quebec Stevedoring Company Ltd. pleaded guilty to one count under subsection 38(6) of the Fisheries Act, thereby committing an offence under paragraph 40(3)(e). The business was fined $100,000.

In addition to the fine, an order under paragraph 79.2(f) of the Fisheries Act requires the company to pay an additional $575,000 to the Environmental Damages Fund for the purpose of conserving and protecting fish and the fish habitat or restoring fish habitat.

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