with the Ontario Court of Appeal playing the role of the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland.
See R. v. Metron Construction Corporation, 2013 ONCA 541.
A fine which bankrupts a corporation is the equivalent of a beheading.
I’m not slighting the tragedy that resulted in charges but, given what happened in Metron and why — all you need to do is read paras. 1 – 15, particularly paras. 9-15 — do you agree with the general deterrence rationale? It seems questionable, at best, to me. General deterrence of whom? (Consider the aphorism about “stupidity” in “Forest Gump”.)
Would you have a different view of the validity of the conclusion if the fine (assuming it is paid) weren’t seemingly headed for the federal gov’t’s general fund, but instead to some fund whose ostensible purpose relates to preventing the reccurence of the events in the case?