Robin Junger Quoted in Vancouver Sun Story Regarding Mt. Polley Investigation 

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August 9, 2017

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With a provincial announcement that no charges will be laid under B.C.’s environmental laws for Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley tailings dam failure in 2014, some have questioned the province’s commitment to environmental enforcement.

Former Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines in B.C. and McMillan lawyer Robin Junger told the Vancouver Sun it is not uncommon for both provincial and federal agencies to investigate an incident and for one or the other not to lay charges.

Generally — as Robin could not speak to the specifics of this case — there could also be reason for not pursuing charges including a defence of due diligence, said Junger, a former head of the province’s Environmental Assessment Office.