Are you liable for his pollution

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that innocent landowners can be subject to remediation orders even if they are not responsible for the contamination. In doing so, the Court upheld the Environmental Review Tribunal's finding that environmental protection pursuant to the Ontario Environmental Protection Act takes precedence over any concept of fairness based on the traditional "polluter pays" principle. How should you minimize your chances of being named in such an order? Contact a member of our Real Estate Law Group.