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North of Smokey Fisherman's Association v. Canada (Attorney General), 2003 FCT 33

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

This case involved a judicial review proceeding against the Minister of Fisheries challenging his decision to open a winter cod fishery in the Sydney Bight area east of Cape Breton. While the hearing of the proceeding was pending, the applicant, an association of fishermen, brought on a motion for an interlocutory injunction enjoining the Minister from opening the fishery. The …

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