MIL-OSI Canada: Fine Increased for Dumping on Crown Land

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Source: Government of Canada regional news

Anyone caught dumping on Crown land can expect a bigger fine under the Crown Lands Act.

“We’re serious about protecting our lands and forests,” said Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables. “We’re delivering on a promise to increase the fine for dumping on Crown land. Higher fines will serve as a greater deterrent and help keep our natural spaces clean.”

Fines for dumping on Crown land are now $812.50 for a first offence and up to $2,422.50 for repeat offences. Previously, the fine was $352.50 for both first and subsequent offences.

The fines are levied through summary offence tickets. Police and conservation officers can issue them on the spot when a situation warrants a fine.

Quick Facts:

  • Crown land is land that is managed by the Department under the Crown Lands Act; about 26 per cent of the province is Crown land
  • increasing the fine for dumping on Crown land is a commitment in the Minister’s mandate letter
  • fine amounts for this offence under the Crown Lands Act are set out in the Summary Offence Ticket Regulations


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