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R v. Tommy, 2008 BCSC 1095

In Aboriginal Rights/Defences, Fish Cases on (Updated )

This case involved a number of charges of illegal fishing by members of the Cheam First Nation on the Fraser River. With respect to some of the charges, the court ruled the Crown failed to justify closing aboriginal fishing on the Fraser River at a time while the recreational fishery was still open. With respect to other charges the Crown …

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