Summary of Reasons for Judgment

The City of Kingston was convicted on December 11, 1998 on four charges under the federal Fisheries Act brought by Janet Fletcher, an EBI advisory panel member.  The City was convicted of releasing toxins into the Cataraqui River from Belle Park, a former municipal and industrial waste dump, now a municipally run golf course and park.

The City of Kingston and co-defendant Mirka Januszkiewicz were also convicted on three of the four counts brought by the Ministry of Environment.

During the 25-day trial, 227 exhibits were entered into evidence, ten expert witnesses testified.

Justice of the Peace Jack Bell’s Decision