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Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 7:49 AM  

Application by the Crown for leave to withdraw criminal charges against band members of the Batchewana First Nation under the Crown Forest Sustainability Act. In 2008, the defendants were charged with unlawfully harvesting forest resources in a Crown forest without the authority of a forest resource license. The first court appearance for the matters occurred in November 2008, and there were many subsequent court and procedural attendances and pre-trials. The defendants had prepared an expert report that Crown counsel received shortly after its production in May...