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CEC wants factual record for P&P on Fisheries Act


December 9, 2003
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America (CEC) asked the top environmental officials of Canada…

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America (CEC) asked the top environmental officials of Canada, U.S. and Mexico (CEC Council) for a factual record to be developed for a pulp and paper submission by Sierra Legal Defence Fund.

The SLDF submission was filed on behalf of several Canadian NGOs in May 2002. It alleges that Canada is failing to effectively enforce the pollution prevention provisions of the Fisheries Act and of the Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations with regard to pulp and paper mills in Quebec, Ontario and the Atlantic provinces.

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SLDF documented more than 2,400 alleged violations of the PPER at approximately 70 mills in central and eastern Canada between 1995 and 2000, claiming that very few of these were prosecuted.

The full text of the submission, Canada’s response and the CEC’s factual record recommendation may be viewed on the CEC Web site at www.cec.org/citizen .


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