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R v. Mersey Seafoods Ltd., 2007, NSSC 155, 2008 NSCA 67

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Based upon the interjurisdictional immunity doctrine the trial court held that the Nova Scotia’s Occupational Health and Safety legislation was inapplicable with respect to fishing vessels. Alternatively, it is inoperable pursuant to the Paramountcy doctrine.This decision was overturned on appeal(2008 NSCA 67). For a discussion of the interjurisdictional immunity doctrine see: A Reformulation of the Interjurisdictional Immunity Doctrine,Case Comment on …

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