Sipekne’katik sues Canada’s attorney general, N.S. commercial fishermen over violence – The Chronicle Herald

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Sipekne’katik sues Canada’s attorney general, N.S. commercial fishermen over violence – The Chronicle Herald

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The Sipekne’katik First Nation has filed a lawsuit against the attorney general of Canada, the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association and its president Colin Sproul, and 28 commercial fishermen in relation to the violence that unfolded around St. Mary’s Bay last fall.

Named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit are 43 Sipekne’katik fishermen who either participated in the band’s food, social and ceremonial fishery or sought to participate in the self-regulated moderate livelihood fishery it launched last fall.

In documents filed Friday at the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, they claim that the commercial fishermen participated in a co-ordinated effort to intimidate them, stole and vandalized their traps and used their vessels to obstruct their free movement on the water.

They claim that the RCMP and Fisheries and Oceans Canada knew or should have known that these incidents were going to occur and failed to protect them.

Read More: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/provincial/sipeknekatik-sues-attorney-general-fishermen-over-violence-570842/

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