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July 10, 2020

R v Irngaut: Scope of Territorial Government’s Jurisdiction to Appeal Wildlife Convictions, and Officially Induced Error in the Co-Management Context

The Nunavut Court of Appeal (“NUCA”) released its decision in R v Irngaut on April 21, 2020. This summary conviction appeal arises from charges brought under Nunavut’s Wildlife Act against a young Inuk hunter, Mr. Irngaut, for violating an interim prohibition on harvesting caribou on Baffin Island in 2015. The NUCA was asked to determine whether Mr. Irngaut was entitled to a stay of the charges for unlawfully harvesting a caribou as a result of “officially induced error,” and whether the Government of Nunavut had standing to bring the appeal.

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