ST-ALBERT – June 25, 2010 – Syncrude Canada Ltd. was found guilty today in Alberta Provincial Court of an offence under the federal Migratory Birds Convention Act.

Syncrude was charged with unlawfully depositing a substance that is harmful to migratory birds in waters or an area frequented by migratory birds. On April 28, 2008, approximately 1,600 ducks died in Fort McMurray after landing on a tailings pond owned by the company.

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is an independent organization responsible for prosecuting cases under federal jurisdiction and for providing prosecution-related legal advice to law enforcement agencies.



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