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Labrador Metis Assn. v. Canada (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans), 1997 CanLII 4864

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

This case involved a challenge by the Labrador Metis Association ("LMA") to the Minister of Fisheries for failing to respond to an application to issue it a communal fishing licence. D.F.O. presented evidence that it was concerned that a decision to issue a communal fishing licence could be interpreted my the LMA as recognition by the Government of Canada of …

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