MNR NEWS- Wooler sport shop fined for non-compliance of issuing proper licences
A Wooler sports shop owner has been fined $2,000 for non-compliance with proper hunting and fishing licence issuing procedures.
Eric McLennan pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to comply with the Licence Issuing Manual under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.
The court heard that while selling hunting and fishing licences out of Quinte Outdoor Sports in Belleville, McLennan issued two cheques to the Ministry of Natural Resources totalling $21,931.51. Both cheques were subsequently returned to the ministry due to non-sufficient funds. McLennan also failed to submit copies of hunter accreditation for non-resident hunters.
Justice of the Peace Ernie Parsons heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Belleville, on October 11, 2011.
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