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R v. Allen, 2005 NSCA 118

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The case involved charges of failing to pay dues are required by the Fisheries Organizations Support Act of Nova Scotia. This is legislation was enacted in 1996 for the stated purpose "to strengthen fisheries organizations in the province and provide a procedure to enable accredited fisheries organizations to collect mandatory annual dues from licence holders". The defendant argued that this …

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