Volkswagen AG Charged With Contravening Canadian Environmental Protection Act

Date : 12/09/2019 @ 7:29PM
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Volkswagen AG Charged With Contravening Canadian Environmental Protection Act

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   By Stephen Nakrosis 

Volkswagen AG was charged with 60 counts of contravening the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, government agency Environment and Climate Change Canada said Monday.

Volkswagen allegedly imported almost 128,000 vehicles that didn't conform to Canadian vehicle emissions standards, the agency said. In addition, the company was also charged with providing misleading information, Environment and Climate Change Canada said.

"In September 2015, Environment and Climate Change Canada launched an investigation into the importation into Canada of certain models of vehicles allegedly equipped with a prohibited 'defeat device,' which in this case, is software that reduces the effectiveness of the emission control system during normal vehicle operation and use," the agency said.

A Volkswagen AG spokesperson said "Volkswagen AG has cooperated fully with the investigation by Environment and Climate Change Canada. Volkswagen AG and ECCC will attend a hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto on December 13, 2019. At the hearing, the parties will submit for the Court's consideration a proposed plea resolution and seek its approval. The details of the proposed plea resolution will be presented at the hearing."


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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

December 09, 2019 14:14 ET (19:14 GMT)

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