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VW charged with violating Canada’s vehicle emission standards

December 10, 2019

Volkswagen Group, in another legal action stemming from its 2015 emissions cheating scandal, on Monday was charged with importing nearly 128,000 vehicles into Canada contravening the country’s environmental legislation, a Canadian government agency said.

VW was charged with 60 counts of breaching the Canadian Environmental Protection Act by importing vehicles that did not conform to prescribed emission standards, Environment and Climate Change Canada said.

The charges include 58 counts of contravening the law between January 2008 and December 2015. The charges also included two counts of providing misleading information, and a court hearing is scheduled for Dec. 13 in the Ontario Court of Justice.

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