President of Company Fined $2,500 for Pesticide Violation
Windsor – The president of a company in Ayr was fined $2,500 for offering to sell an unclassified pesticide, contrary to the Pesticides Act.
"Environmental protection legislation protects communities and the environment. Breaking these rules can result in serious penalties and is an offence the ministry takes very seriously," said Environment Minister Jim Bradley.
Tammy Lee Lawrence is the president of a company that distributes consumer and commercial fertilizers and herbicide products. The company is located in Ayr. The City of Windsor requested quotations for the purchase of a number of pesticide products for use by the city's parks and recreation department. In response, Ms. Lawrence submitted a quotation offering to sell a pesticide product produced by the company. At the time the product was offered for sale, the product was not classified in Ontario.
Ms. Lawrence was convicted and fined $2,500 plus a victim fine surcharge of $625 and given 180 days to pay the fine.
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