Province Considering Fine Increases for Safety Codes Offences

The Alberta Government is proposing fine increases for violations against all disciplines of the building code, including private sewage. The proposal will need a formal amendment to the Safety Codes Act before it takes effect. The changes would see the maximum fine increase to $100,000 for a first offence and up to $500,000 for subsequent offences. These fines will only impact those cases that end up in provincial court.