Major changes have been made through Bill 177. They include:
- Raising the maximum corporate fine from $500,000 per charge to $1,500,000 per charge (+25% victim surcharge), - Raising the maximum individual fine from $25,000 per charge to $100,000 per charge (+25% victim surcharge), - Expanding the limitation period for bringing a prosecution from 'one year from the alleged contravention' to 'one year from the date that an MOL Inspector became aware of the alleged contravention'. - A requirement to report a structural inadequacy to the MOL when brought to the company's attention by a H&S representative or committee.
Follow this LINK for an excellent article written by J.Warning and C.A.Edwards, who are Partners at MathewsDinsdale in Toronto.