VIDEO - Who benefits from Ontario’s Victim Fine Surcharge?

Anthony Capkun
December 19, 2012
Ontario levies a 25% victim fine surcharge on top of the initial fine for violations of the Occupational Health & Safety Act. But where does the money go? What victims get assisted? Is any of it spent on prevention? Plagued by curiosity, EBMag’s editor gets it figured it out... and is left wanting.


+1 #2 Yves Marchand 2018-03-26 10:19
The money trail is so opaque that the government could very well be using these funds for pet projects that otherwise could not get approved if made public. It sounds a lot like an unaccountable slush fund.
0 #1 richarddb 2016-01-20 17:50
I always wondered about this as well. I suspect funds are not funneled to workplace safety and prevention causes due to the fact that victim surcharges are applied to many more provincial offenses such as traffic violations, etc. It would be interesting to hear from someone who actually made a claim for support/funds with respect to how hard it was to access or whether they actually got anything reasonable.

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