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R v. Ward, 2002 SCC 17

In Constitutional Cases, Fish Cases, Miscellaneous, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved a fisherman who was charged under section 27 of the Marine Mammals Regulations, SOR 56/93, passed pursuant to the Fisheries Act. This regulation prohibited the sale of, amongst other things, “blueback” seals, which are young hooded seals and whitecoats, which are young harp seals. The evidence lead at trial was that public opinion opposed to the killing …

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