Mr. Speaker, the Kathryn Spirit is going to cost taxpayers $24 million.
Most of the money will go to the company that dumped this eyesore in Beauharnois in the first place. To make matters worse, the government has not established a penalty in case the company fails to meet the dismantling deadline in early 2019. The cherry on top is that this company has been fined by Quebec for committing environmental violations. It is also facing a $10-million class action lawsuit.
How does this government plan to impose strict environmental regulations, and why is there no late penalty, given that the dismantling is already six years overdue?