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R v. Russ, 2008 BCPC 182

In Fish Cases, Miscellaneous, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved an aboriginal person charged with illegal harvest of eight pieces of abalone after a park warden opened a parcel that the accused had entrusted with a Parks Canada employee to deliver to his wife. After ruling evidence of the initial opening of the parcel illegal under the Charter of Rights, the court commenced a separate voire dire …

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