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Moose madness in Newfoundland

ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. -- Who needs a moose bumper? Truckers and motorists injured in moose-vehicle collisions in Newfoundland have earned the right to sue the province, according to a Supreme Court ruling.


ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. — Who needs a moose bumper? Truckers and motorists injured in moose-vehicle collisions in Newfoundland have earned the right to sue the province, according to a Supreme Court ruling.

The ruling by Justice Richard LeBlanc paves the way for a class action lawsuit, which is being spearheaded by Newfoundland lawyer Ches Crosbie.

Citing RCMP statistics, Crosbie says there were nearly 800 moose-vehicle collisions in the province in 2010, a number that is trending upwards.

“Tragically, we can expect another grim harvest of injury and death this summer,” he said in a release.

The lawsuit seeks to push the province to reduce moose densities, erect moose fencing and compensate drivers and passengers who have been hospitalized or killed as a result of a moose collision.


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1 Comment » for Moose madness in Newfoundland
  1. Yves Bertrand says:

    I have an easy solution to cutting down the moose density issue. Nfld needs to open up it’s moose hunting to out of province hunters and make it affordable. At this time being an Ontario resident I can go moose hunting in Nfld but I have to do it through an outfitter at an astronomical cost (thousands of $). I can however go moose hunting in Qc. and the cost of a moose tag is about $300 and you need two out of province hunters to get a tag. I can understand Nfld. charging out of country hunters the prices they do but to charge fellow Canadians thousands of dollars is nuts.

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