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Ecology Action Centre Society v. Canada (Attorney General), 2002 FCT 1309

In Fish Cases, Judicial Review/Crown Liability on (Updated )

This case involved an application to quash a variation order that opened the Georges Bank for fishing by any means, including dragging. The Applicant argued that the variation order was beyond the jurisdiction of the decision maker because the use of draggers would cause damage to fish habitat. At the initial application before a Prothonotary, the applicant tendered seven affidavits …

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