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R v. Barrett, 2008 CanLII 36144

In Fish Cases, Miscellaneous, Offences on (Updated )

This decision involved the admissibility of statements made by four seal harvesters to DFO officers in the course of an investigation on charges related to illegally selling blue back seal pelts. In each case, the accused harvesters were contacted by telephone and then interviewed by Fisheries Officers in the front seat of DFO vehicles parked in front of their homes. …

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