This case involved a fisher who refused to allow provincial fish inspectors to inspect his fishing vessel. He was subsequently convicted of obstructing an inspector. Upon seeking leave to appeal, the court denied his appeal for the following reasons:
(1) He failed to give notice to the Attorney General of Canada; and
(2) The proposed grounds of appeal were not rationally arguable in law based upon the test set out in Ward v. Canada (Attorney General)  S.C.R. 569.