Federal court orders in favour of fishermen

A group of over 750 fishermen in Atlantic Canada, many from Newfoundland and Labrador, are closer to achieving what they see as fairness. A federal court judge ordered Revenue Canada to review the taxes of the group of fishermen, who have been claiming for over a decade that when their licences were bought out by government their compensation has been taxed at a higher rate than other fishermen. The unfair taxation came as a result of a change in Revenue Canada policy that the fishers say they were never made aware of.

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