Province should resolve grey area in aboriginal hunting rights, 2 judges say – CBC

Province should resolve grey area in aboriginal hunting rights, 2 judges say – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 2016160 Views

Mar 08, 2016

4 New Brunswick cabinet ministers refused to comment on the Court of Queen’s Bench justices’ comments

Two Court of Queen’s Bench judges have called on the province to do more to resolve legal ambiguities about how aboriginal and treaty rights apply to hunting.

The judges, in two January rulings on separate cases, say the courts aren’t capable of handling the complex constitutional issues at play.

Justice Hugh McLellan called for “a more effective, timely and fair method” to resolve cases in his Jan. 22 decision on the conviction of a Mi’kmaq man with roots in Nova Scotia for hunting in the Saint John area.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/judges-aboriginal-treaty-rights-hunting-1.3480886

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