Ontario’s Divisional Court ruled recently that even if you are completely blameless you may still be ordered by the Ministry of the Environment to clean up contamination. Contamination problems in your general vicinity which touch on your property will now be your business even if you had nothing to do with how they came about.
Co-authored with Catherine Longo.
This article was originally published in EnviroNews OBA, Volume 18, No. 3, April 2009 edition.