Thursday, November 1, 2018


The Department of Justice made a federal court case out of 10 apples, according to documents. Lawyers fought to uphold an $800 fine against a woman who carried fruit from her mother’s garden through Customs.
Elena Klevtsov of Toronto was fined in 2015 for failing to declare the fruit on her arrival at Pearson International Airport following a flight from Moscow. The $80-per apple penalty was issued under the Canadian Agricultural Products Act.
Klevtsov in 2016 successfully appealed the fine at the Canadian Agricultural Review Tribunal. “This is not a full murder trial,” the Tribunal wrote in its 2017 decision. Government lawyers successfully overturned the Tribunal’s dismissal in the Court of Appeal.

No comments:

Post a Comment