R v Hughes, 2012 ABPC 250

Accused charged with violating Calgary’s Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw for keeping chickens in the backyard of his residential property. The accused alleged that the Bylaw was ultra vires the municipality and that it violated a number of his Charter rights.
The accused was convicted. The Court found the Bylaw to be a valid exercise of municipal powers, as authorized by the Municipal Government Act. Furthermore, the Court held that the Bylaw did not violate any of the accused’s Charter Rights.

Source: Case Law

Jurisdiction: Alberta

Topics: backyardCharter of Rights and Freedomschickensdomestic animal guardianeggsfundamental life choiceslivestocknuisanceprotection of people and propertyresidential propertystandardsurban hens

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