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Canada (Attorney General) v. Hijos, 2007 FCA 20

In Fish Cases, Fisheries Practice, Judicial Review/Crown Liability on (Updated )

This case involved a civil action by the owner of the Spanish Trawler "Estai" against the Government of Canada arising out of its highly publicized seizure on the high seas in March of 1995. In response to various arguments advanced by the vessel owner, the trial court (2005 FC 1011 (link)) concluded as follows: (1) Pursuant to the terms of …

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