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December 06, 2016

Rubin v MOECC: Balancing Environmental Protection and Financial Hardship

When the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) orders businesses or individuals to complete work required to protect the environment, the costs to comply can lead to financial hardship for those ordered.  If those ordered cannot afford to complete the work, leaving a site partially remediated, the MOECC may be forced to complete the work itself at taxpayers’ expense.

How should Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal balance environmental protection and financial hardship?

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