September 27, 2003

Moncton Times & Transcript

Dump ruling pleases minister

Federal Environment Minister David Anderson is satisfied with his court victory over the city of Moncton. The city was fined $35,000 and ordered to pay cleanup costs of $500,000 to $700,000 for allowing pollution to seep from an old dump into the Petitcodiac River.

“I would have preferred to have had it dealt with earlier,” he said yesterday.

“We don’t want to have different laws and different applications for different people. It is hard to persuade a company that they must obey the law if they see the municipality in its operating is not in fact obeying the law.”