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Canada v. Hache, 2011 FCA 104

In Fish Cases, Taxation on (Updated )

This case involved a snow crab and groundfish fisher who entered into an agreement with the Government of Canada in 2001 under the Fisheries Access Program ("FAP") to surrender his fishing licences and related gear for $3,050,000 dollars. The purpose of the FAP was to allow aboriginal groups to take part in the commercial fishery. At the time that the …

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