Syncrude ducks the issue

Syncrude ducks the issue


The prosecution has delivered its closing arguments in the ‘ducks in tailings pond’ case of R. v. Syncrude. Syncrude’s non-suit application was dismissed, meaning that the company will be forced to plead a defence against evidence that could see it convicted. The public interest generated by this case is warranted, but after two months of tar and feathers it can be hard to distinguish the actual legal issues from general political debate about the oil sands.
To help the public understand the implications of the pending verdict, this post addresses questions that have dominated in media throughout the trial.
Read “Syncrude ducks the issue” on the ELC blog.



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