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Environmental compliance – Creative sentencing

Creative sentencing is part of the punishment an environmental offender can face after being found guilty.

Introduction

Creative sentencing refers to a range of penalty options that have been available to Alberta courts since the mid-‘90s. Although these sentencing options encompass a wide variety of penalties, among them is the possibility of diverting penalty funds to projects that have a connection with the offence. That connection could be related to the type of offence, the root cause of the offence, the location of the offence, or a combination of these factors. As such, there is no 'pool' of funds for recipients to apply for, as each project is tailored to a specific offence. Find out how creative sentencing works.

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