• Thomas Stanway v. Assistant Deputy Director of Wildlife

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    Decision Date: August 2, 1995

    Panel: Bill MacFarlane

    Mr. Stanway shot a cougar which was about to attack his hunting partner. He then applied for a permit to keep the body, but the permit was refused. He appealed. The Ministry agreed that Mr. Stanway’s behaviour had been exemplary, but argued that the legislation intended permits to be given under these types of circumstances only in exceptional situations. The Board noted that it could only overturn the Assistant Deputy Director’s decision if it found that the decision was not a lawful exercise of discretion. There was no evidence here that Mr. Stanway was treated unfairly and the Board dismissed the appeal.