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First Criminal Negligence Conviction Under Bill C-45
$100,000 FINE IMPOSED ON FIRST CORPORATION CONVICTED OF CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE IN A WORKPLACE FATALITY
A Quebec Court has imposed a fine of $100,000 on paving stone manufacturer Transpave Inc. Transpave is the first company to be convicted of criminal negligence in a workplace death under the Bill C45 amendments to the Criminal Code.
The fine handed down by the Court in R. c. Transpave Inc. (March 17, 2008) represents the first of its kind in Canada and ends the proceedings against the Quebec company.