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Benoit v. Canada, 2006 FC 1076

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

This case involved a fish harvester who was denied CORE status in 1996 and failed to overturn the initial denial after a series of eight appeals. With respect to the the non-binding recommendations of two advisory boards, the Court followed Jada Fishing Co. v. Canada 2002 FCA 103 (digested herein) to hold that these recommendations were not subject to judicial …

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