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SCC decision: December 21, 2006

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R. v. Morris, 2006 SCC 59
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(Aboriginal law / Right to hunt / hunting at night / illuminating device)
The accused, a member of the Tsartlip Band, shot a deer that had been released by authorities in an attempt to catch illegal night hunters. The Court held that the Tsartlip’s right to hunt at night with the aid of illuminating devices is protected by the North Saanich Treaty and ordered an acquittal. The Dissent held that night hunting with a firearm was unreasonably dangerous.
Majority/Dissenting: 4/3