• Hans Schroth v. Deputy Director of Wildlife

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    Decision Date: May 4, 1994

    Panel: Linda Michaluk

    Mr. Hans Schroth applied for a guide outfitter licence. Although he did not have the pre-requisite 24 months experience as an assistant guide, he had experience in the guiding industry in other provinces and he believed he should be exempted from that requirement. His application was rejected and he appealed.

    A guide must be responsible for the clients’ welfare and for upholding the Wildlife Act. A good deal of skill is required, which is why the Act ordinarily requires 24 months as an assistant guide. An exemption may be issued in “special circumstances”. The Deputy Director considered the appellant’s submitted material and there was no evidence to show that he erred in holding that the appellant did not meet the special circumstances.