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R v. Barrett, 2009 NLPC 1122

In Fish Cases, Offences, Officially Induced Error on (Updated )

This case involved charges against a large number of seal harvesters for having sold "blueback seal pelts" contrary to the Marine Mammal Regulations. It is related to the case of R. v. Shiner, [2008] N.J. NO. 10. At trial a number of defences were raised. With respect to the defence of mistake of fact, the mistake alleged was a mistaken …

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