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Native Council of Nova Scotia v. Canada (Attorney General), 2008 FCA 113

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

This case involved an application for judicial review of a decision of the Minister of Fisheries to limit the permitted lobster catch under an Aboriginal Communal Food, Social and Ceremonial Licence issued to the Native Council of Nova Scotia ("NCNS"), a society that was created for the purpose of "assisting and giving a collective voice to Mi’kmaq and other Aboriginal …

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