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Trial of RCMP related to 2003 Shippagan riots begins – CBC
by ahnationtalk onFebruary 20, 2019311 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.