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Canadian Court Orders Hazardous Waste Landfill DivestmentCanadian Court Orders Hazardous Waste Landfill Divestment

Allan Gerlat

May 30, 2012

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Canadian Court Orders Hazardous Waste Landfill Divestment

A Canadian government court has ordered CCS Corp. to divest a hazardous waste landfill following the purchase of Complete Environmental Inc.

The Ottawa-based Competition Tribunal determined that CCS, a unit of the Calgary, Alberta-based Tervita Corp., must divest the proposed Babkirk hazardous waste landfill site, which Complete Environmental owned. The site is near Fort St. John, British Columbia.

The Competition Bureau, an independent law enforcement agency aiming for fair competition, had asked the Competition Tribunal to dissolve the acquisition or force the divestment of some assets. The Competition Bureau argued to the Tribunal that the acquisition “would lead to a substantial prevention of competition in the market for the disposal of hazardous waste within northeastern British Columbia.”

"Today's ruling sends a clear message to companies who seek to eliminate competitive threats through acquisition," said Melanie Aitken, commissioner of the bureau, in a news release. "The bureau has prevented a multibillion dollar company from entrenching its monopoly for hazardous waste disposal in northeastern British Columbia."


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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