Regulatory Action - Ernst & Young Inc.
Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and associated regulations, various levels of regulatory action can be taken by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment.
April 2, 2012
Order to Ernst & Young Inc.
On April 2, 2012, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced it issued an order to Ernst & Young Inc. on March 26.
In December 2011, Ernst & Young Inc. became the court-appointed receiver of St. Marys Paper, a pulp and paper manufacturer located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. St. Marys Paper holds a CNSC licence to possess, use, store, transfer and import nuclear substances and prescribed equipment.
Ernst & Young Inc. is currently in the process of selling ownership of St Marys. The order was issued by Designated Officer following receipt of information indicating that terms of the purchase would not ensure the presence of sufficient qualified personnel at the site. The order requires Ernst & Young Inc. to immediately conduct an inventory of all nuclear substances and radiation devices at the site, and make arrangements for the transfer of the substances and devices to another person licensed by the CNSC.
These measures are required by the CNSC, in order to protect the health and safety of workers, the Canadian public and the environment.
Ernst & Young Inc. has since complied with the order.
Read the order (PDF)
For more information
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council