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Source Feed: The Globe and Mail
Author: Lindsay Jones
Publication Date: April 2, 2024 - 20:47

Ottawa probing claims Mi’kmaq men were left at gas station in the middle of the night by fisheries officers

April 2, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is investigating a report of fisheries officers leaving two Mi’kmaq men at a gas station in the middle of the night without their shoes or cellphones, after they were arrested for allegedly fishing illegally in southwestern Nova Scotia last week.The two men were fishing for elvers, or baby eels, when they were arrested in Shelburne County on March 26, according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada spokesperson Debbie Buott-Matheson. She declined to provide additional details or respond to questions about how the men were treated, saying the matter is under investigation.


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