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2008-06-19 18:00:14

By THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON - Metis Nation-Saskatchewan leaders are meeting with Premier Brad Wall's government to begin talks on what could be a breakthrough on hunting and fishing rights - after a decade of legal wrangling. CEO Brian Kembel says the negotiations come after Metis in the province won more than five illegal hunting cases in court. It's hoped there will be an interim agreement by the fall. Alberta and its Metis are expected to square off in court in a test case next...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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