When Is A Bear Not A Bear – And Why Should You Care?

June 8, 2015

posted in: Legal Updates

The exceptional case of R. v. Turnbull, a Newfoundland Provincial Court decision has captured the interest of Provincial and Territorial wildlife departments, Federal Fisheries Officers and constitutional scholars as the case raises significant questions over the jurisdiction of Provincial and Territorial Governments to regulate polar bears.  Based on the Court’s determination that polar bears actually fit within the definition of “fish” under the Federal Fisheries Act, the Court held that the regulation of polar bears is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal  Government.

Click here for summary.

 

Recent Posts

February 20, 2019

CBA Municipal Law Section

On February 16, 2019, Gwendolyn Stewart-Palmer spoke to the CBA Municipal Law Section about electronic advertising and notifications under the Municipal Government Act  and the Electronic Transactions Act in a…

Read More
February 20, 2019

The Legal Environment: An Introduction to Law

On February 7 and 8, 2019, Paula Hale taught The Legal Environment: An Introduction to Law course at the University of Alberta School of Business, Management Development Program. Visit the…

Read More
February 4, 2019

Shores Jardine Welcomes New Associate

Shores Jardine LLP is pleased to welcome James Arendt as a new member of the Law Society.  James was admitted to the bar on January 18, 2019 and will be…

Read More

Contact

Suite 2250, Bell Tower 10104 – 103 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0H8

Directions

triangle-grpahic