Crown recommends $100,000 fine in first Bill C-45 conviction

Court to hand down sentence on March 17
||Last Updated: 03/19/2008

The first Canadian employer to be convicted for criminal charges in a workplace death could face a $100,000 fine.

Last December, Transpavé, a manufacturer of concrete blocks in Saint-Eustache, Que., pleaded guilty to criminal negligence in the 2005 death of 23-year-old Steve L'Ecuyer.

In a sentencing hearing before a Quebec court last month, the Crown and Transpavé made a joint submission recommending the company be fined $100,000.