Environmental Law Alert Blog: Don’t do the environmental crime if you can’t pay the fine

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Imagine that a corporation is charged, convicted and fined for destroying your local stream. Now imagine that they don't pay the fine. Imagine that more money has to be spent to hassle them through collection agencies and legal demand letters to pay the fine, but that the fine remains unpaid. The ...

The Scott Ross: Russia & Quebec, Don’t Protest The Similarities

Vladimir Putin recently issued new fines for unsanctioned protests, $9,000 for protesters and $30,000 for protest organizers. Meanwhile a few months ago in Canada, Quebec Premier Jean Charest issued new fines for unsanctioned student protests, $5,000 for student protesters and $35,000 for student protest organizers. For anyone who thinks these two instances are similar they ...