JOLIETTE, QC, June 1, 2018 /CNW/ - On May 11, 2018, Roger Gladu, owner of outfitter business Service de Guide Roger Gladu (also known as Pourvoirie Roger Gladu), was ordered at the Joliette courthouse in Quebec to pay a fine of $10,000 to the Environmental Damages Fund. Gladu pleaded guilty to depositing bait at a prohibited time, an offence under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994. This was Gladu's second reoffence.
In addition to this fine, Gladu's migratory game bird hunting permit was suspended for one year. He is prohibited from possessing, applying for, or using a migratory game bird hunting permit. He will not be allowed to guide clients personally during the suspension period. In addition, the property seized in connection with the investigation will be forfeited, including 31 bags of kernel corn and two dispensers.
In 1994, Gladu pleaded guilty to two counts, in similar circumstances, for depositing bait at a prohibited time and for hunting less than 400 metres from the baited site. In June 2015, he also pleaded guilty to one summary charge of depositing bait at a prohibited time. He was sentenced to pay a fine; his migratory game bird hunting permit was suspended for one year; and he received three years' probation.
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