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.
Bill Shores, Q.C. has cycled over 1,000 kilometres in five daily bike rides from Edmonton last week in support of the CASA Foundation. The CASA Foundation provides mental health services…Read More
Kirk Lambrecht Q.C. has published two case comments. This first, entitled Will Governments Embrace Constitutional Imperatives Flowing from the Honour of the Crown?, compares the context of the decision of…Read More