Notification of charges laid against Mr. Terry Banks, 3250385 Nova Scotia Limited, and M&T Trading Ltd. under the Fish Inspection Act and the Food and Drugs Act

October 19, 2018, Ottawa – On September 25, 2018, at the Yarmouth Courthouse, Nova Scotia Provincial Court of Justice, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) laid 10 charges for offences under the Fish Inspection Act and the Food and Drugs Act against Mr. Terry Banks, 3250385 Nova Scotia Limited, and M&T Trading Ltd.

Three of the charges allege that Mr. Banks, together with 3250385 Nova Scotia Limited and M&T Trading Ltd., falsified a number of export certificates for live lobster exports, contrary to subsection 9(1) of the Fish Inspection Act.

Three other charges allege that Mr. Banks, together with 3250385 Nova Scotia Limited and M&T Trading Ltd., sold food in a false and misleading manner, contrary to subsection 5(1) of the Food and Drugs Act.

Mr. Banks, 3250385 Nova Scotia Limited, and M&T Trading Ltd. will appear at the Shelburne Courthouse, Nova Scotia Provincial Court of Justice, located at 136 Hammond St, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, at 9:00 a.m. on October 24, 2018.

The CFIA is responsible for the administration and enforcement of federal legislation, acts and regulations, including the Fish Inspection Act and the Food and Drugs Act. We are dedicated to safeguarding food, animal, and plant health, which enhance the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment, and economy.

CFIA issues notifications of charges laid to inform the public when charges have been laid by CFIA's Enforcement and Investigation Services (EIS). Charges are laid by EIS after the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) decides to prosecute the charges. This notice is part of our commitment to openness and transparency, and ongoing efforts to increase awareness of our role in encouraging compliance with the various acts and regulations. In all cases, the subject of charges is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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