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Unprecedented Fine For Criminal Negligence: Court of Appeal Reserves Judgment in Metron Sentence Appeal


As regular readers will know, Metron Construction Corporation became the first corporation in Ontario to be convicted under the Criminal Code, as amended by Bill C-45 in 2004, after a June 15, 2012, guilty plea to a charge of criminal negligence causing death following a workplace accident.

Yesterday, the Ontario Court of Appeal reserved judgment in the Crown’s appeal of the $200,000 sentence imposed on Metron in relation to that historic guilty plea. We will continue to monitor the case and report when the Court of Appeal renders its decision.

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