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R v. John Martin Cummins, No. 93472-01 (Surrey Prov. Ct.)

In Aboriginal Rights/Defences, Fish Cases, Offences on (Updated )

This was a test case involving a challenge to the aboriginal fishing strategy which allows aboriginal fishers to fish for commercial purposes under the Aboriginal Communal License Regulations. D.F.O. opened a fishery in the Fraser River for aboriginal commercial fishing and the accused, a non aboriginal (the Reform M.P. for Delta-South Richmond), set a net after advising D.F.O. of his …

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