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Lawyer’s Weekly: Criminal Liability Rises to the Top

A robust environmental compliance system can certainly minimize the risk of a catastrophic incident occurring. But if a disastrous spill like that in Lac-Mégantic nevertheless occurs causing serious injuries and/or fatalities, can it provide a defence insulating an organization from the risk of prosecution for criminal negligence?  If your answer is “yes,” think again…..Lawyers Weekly January 22, 2016