Hunting and Fishing News
Metis hunter's conviction upheld Jamie Komarnicki, Calgary Herald
A Court of Queen's Bench justice upheld the conviction of a Metis man at the heart of a landmark case challenging Alberta's decision to restrict Metis hunting in the province. Metis leaders, however, vow to continue the fight for what they call their constitutional right to hunt anywhere in Alberta, and say the ruling helps frame a key issue: whether previous case law designed to protect historic Metis hunting rights wrongly excludes buffalo hunters of the province's plains. "We aren't happy that we lost," said defence co-counsel Jason Madden. "We're now on to the higher courts to see if we can get that dealt with."