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Ralph v. Canada, 2009 FC 1274

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

This case involved an East coast fisher who applied for a turbot licence when a limited entry fishery was announced in 2000, but failed to obtain the licence because of insufficient landings during the qualifying period. He filed an appeal to the Atlantic Fisheries Licence Appeal Board ("AFLAB") and asked for that a licence be granted due to extenuating circumstances, …

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