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Update: R. v. Syncrude Canada Ltd.
Shortly after a major oil sands operator was ordered to pay $3 million for an incident that killed over a thousand birds, another incident of duck fatalities occurred. This time, however, the oil sands operator may be able to take advantage of the due diligence defence. Published in the December 2010 (Vol. 20, No. 2) edition of Environews, the newsletter of the Environmental Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association.