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R v. Chute, 1997 CanLII 1405

In Fish Cases, Miscellaneous, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved a fisher who was charged with failing to permit an observer to go on board his vessel. He was convicted at trial level and acquitted by a summary conviction appeal court. Mr. Justice Roscoe, for the Court of appeal restored the conviction of the trial court and held as follows: 1) section 46 of the regulations gave …

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