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Trial of RCMP related to 2003 Shippagan riots begins – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 2019433 Views

Force accused of negligence in $38 million lawsuit by owners of bankrupt fish plant

Feb 20, 2019

A Moncton court has begun hearing a lawsuit against the RCMP that alleges the force didn’t do its job during the 2003 riots in Shippagan that destroyed the Daley Brothers fish plant and warehouse, several crab fishing boats and hundreds of traps.

Hundreds of angry fishermen from the Acadian Peninsula descended on Shippagan in May 2003 to protest against the federal government’s move to reduce their crab quotas to recognize First Nations’ right to live off fishing.

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