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R v. LeBlanc, 1998 CanLII 17596

In Due Diligence, Fish Cases, Offences on (Updated )

This was a summary conviction appeal of an acquittal of a fish boat Captain upon evidence that his son had been "sneaky enough" to hide under the floor without the knowledge of his father. The court upheld the acquittal without a great deal of analysis. It said "the judge did not want to convict the accused for being deceived by …

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