Cornwall towing company fined $30K

The United Counties building and Provincial Offences Act courthouse at 22 Pitt Street in Cornwall. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – A now-closed towing company in Cornwall has been saddled with $30,000 in fines after a half dozen of its drivers weren’t getting paid.

This, after the court ordered the company two years ago to pay up.

CRR Cornwall Roadside Recovery Inc., known as Glen’s Towing, and its director, Glen Comeau, received fines during a trial Thursday in a city courtroom.

Six tow truck drivers were owed overtime, vacation pay, public holiday pay and were also hit with unauthorized deductions, said the Ministry of Labour in a news release Friday.

In 2013, the Ottawa-based towing company was ordered to pay $30,413 (including fees) and the director, Comeau, was also ordered to pay $25,345.

A Provincial Offences Act court heard Thursday only partial payments had been paid and the claimants were still owed about $10,000.

That resulted in the fines issued last week.

According to the court information provided by the ministry, Cornwall Roadside Recovery Inc. (Glen’s Towing) and Glen Comeau now reside in Dorval and Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.

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