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December 22, 2011

Sixteen Saskatchewan lawyers were honoured with Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) appointments.

The Federal Child Support Guidelines (Federal Guidelines) have been amended to update the Federal Child Support Tables used to determine child support amounts. These amendments will come into force on December 31, 2011.

The Supreme Court of Canada December 22, 2011 news release included:

  • 1 appeal - Reference Re Securities Act, 2011 SCC 66 (Constutitional law - Division of powers - Trade and commerce - Whether proposed legislation valid under general branch of federal power to regular trade and commerce)
  • 1 granted leave application
  • 10 dismissed leave applications

December 21, 2011

The Supreme Court of Canada December 21, 2011 news release included the appeals of L.M.P. v. L.S., 2011 SCC 64, and R.P. v. R.C., 2011 SCC 65 (Family law - Support - Spousal support - Variation - Material change in circumstances).

The Supreme Court of Canada on December 16, 2011 heard and reserved its decision in R. v. R.P., S.C.C. Case No. 34038.

The Supreme Court of Canada December 16, 2011 news release included the appeal of Copthorne Holdings Ltd. v. Canada, 2011 SCC 63 (Taxation - Income tax - Tax avoidance - Interpretation and application of general anti-avoidance rule).

The Supreme Court of Canada on December 15, 2011 heard and reserved its decision in R. v. Matthew Leslie Maybin et al., S.C.C. Case No. 34011

December 20, 2011

The Canadian Judicial Council recently approved the Protocol for the Management of Multi-Jurisdictional Class Actions developed by the Canadian Bar Association Task Force on Class Actions.  The Protocol consists of Notice of Obligations set out in paragraphs 3 - 6 of the Protocol, and a Settlement Approval Protocol set out in paragraphs 7 - 14.  The Court of Queen's Bench approved the Protocol at its meeting in November 2011. Section 2 of the Protocol sets out the procedure applicable for determining whether the Protocol will be applied in whole or in part in any one action.

The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan has issued a consultation paper on the topic of "Civil Rights in Saskatchewan Long-term Care Facilities". The Commission is seeking input in the form of comments and suggestions from people with experience and knowledge in the field, as well as members of the public. The focus of the consultation paper is on respect for the privacy, autonomy, and quality of life of residents in long-term care facilities. Mechanisms for enhancing protection of the rights of residents, including a Residents' Bill of Rights, the reporting of abuse and complaints process, and advocacy and investigation, are discussed. Responses may be sent to the Commission before March 15, 2012.

December 19, 2011

The Honourable Martel D. Popescul was appointed Chief Justice of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench Friday effective January 1, 2012.

Sections 174 and 175 of the Sustaining Canada's Economic Recovery Act, S.C. 2010, c. 25, is proclaimed into force December 31, 2011 (P.C. 2011-1668).

Sections 44 and 45(2) of The Economic Recovery Act (stimulus), S.C. 2009, c. 31, is proclaimed into force December 31, 2011 (P.C. 2011-1676).

Section 262(2) of the Federal Accountability Act, S.C. 2006, c. 9, is proclaimed into force December 31, 2011 (P.C. 2011-1677).

Sections 97, 128, 174, 175(2), 176(1), 177, 178, 180 to 186, 275, 277, 286 to 288 and 290 of the Modernization of Benefits and Obligations Act, S.C. 2000, c. 12, is proclaimed into force January 1, 2012 (P.C. 2011-1678).

December 15, 2011

The Court of Queen's Bench has announced new implementation dates of the Revised Rules of Court of Queen's Bench.

December 14, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan issued a suspension notice in the discipline matter of Daniel Stuart Tapp.

On behalf of our members, the Law Society of Saskatchewan Libraries has negotiated an online subscription to the CCH Canadian Commercial Law Guide and the Canadian Labour Law Reporter. To access, please visit the Members Section, scroll down to CCH Online (on the left side of the page, about midway down), and select any of our current CCH Online services (Canadian Family Law Guide, Estate Administration, Ultimate Corporate Counsel, etc.). Once you are in the CCH platform, access the new commercial and labour law materials with the drop-box under "Search Your Subscriptions," select a service, and click GO; or, in the Table of Contents, select CCH Legal / Corporate and Commercial or CCH Business / Employment and Labour Law, and use the plus-signs to expand the contents and select documents. For user guides and information, please use the links under CCH Online in the Members Section. For questions, research support, or to request training, contact the library.

The Payday Loans Act, S.S. 2007, c. P-4.3, is proclaimed into force January 1, 2012.

Section 18 of the Supporting Vulnerable Seniors and Strengthening Canada's Economy Act, S.C. 2011, c. 15, is proclaimed into force January 1, 2012 (P.C. 2011-1547).

December 8, 2011

Nominations are open for the 2011 Pro Bono Service Award to be presented at the 2012 Lawyers' Charity Gala on January 27, 2012. Deadline for Nominations is January 3, 2012.

An Act respecting the mandatory reporting of Internet child pornography by persons who provide an Internet service, S.C. 2011, c. 4, is proclaimed into force December 8, 2011 (P.C. 2011-1525).

December 7, 2011

The Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 145, No 25 contains 44 new regulations and orders including:

  • Allocation Method Order (2012) - Softwood Lumber Products, SOR/2011-269
  • Federal Child Support Guidelines - Guidelines Amending, SOR/2011-267
  • Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-262
  • Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Interpretation and Standards 207 and 210) - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-264
  • Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Motorcycle Brake Systems - Standard 122) - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-263
  • Off-Road Compression-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-261
  • Schedule to the Customs Tariff, 2011-3 - Order Amending, Customs Tariff, SOR/2011-260

December 6, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan lifted the interim suspension in the discipline matter of Mathieu Maurice Joseph Sirois effective December 12, 2011..

The Throne Speech marking the opening of the 27th Legislature was read at 2:00 P.M. on Monday December 5, 2011. 

December 5, 2011

Volume 84 of Criminal Reports contains William MacKinnon's article, "Section 8 Meets the iPhone: Searching Cell Phones Incident to Arrest," in which the author reviews recent cases of warrantless cell phone searches on arrest and makes suggestions for adapting existing criminal procedure to new technologies [((2011) 84 C.R. (6th) 232]. For a copy of the article, please contact the library.

December 2, 2011

An Act to amend the Criminal Code and another Act, S.C. 2011, c. 2, is proclaimed into force December 2, 2011 (P.C. 2011-1384).

December 1, 2011

The Protecting Canadians by Ending Sentence Discounts for Multiple Murders Act, S.C. 2011, c. 5 (except s. 10 which came into force on March 23, 2011) is proclaimed into force December 2, 2011 (P.C. 2011-1383).

November 28, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee issued an order in the discipline matter of Steven J. Wilson.

The Regional Health Services Amendment Act, 2007, S.S. 2007, c. 36, is proclaimed into force January 1, 2012.

November 25, 2011

The Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner has released Reports LA-2011-002, LA-2011-003 and LA-2011-004.

November 24, 2011

CBA Saskatchewan Branch is offering the "Retaining Women in Law: A Sound Business Strategy" seminar in Saskatoon on March 5, 2012 and in Regina on March 6, 2012. This seminar will appeal not only to women who want to be successful in the legal profession, but also to male partners and firm leaders who want to understand what firms can do to make the practice of law more attractive to women on a long term basis.

November 23, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee issued an order in the discipline matter of William T. Johnston.

November 22, 2011

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal issued a new Civil Practice Directive No. 5.

November 17, 2011

The latest issue of The Banking & Finance Law Review (Vol.27) contains (at pg.25) Roderick Wood's "The structure of secured priorities in insolvency law," a review of the priority provisions in the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act that reconfigure the priority status of secured creditors in insolvency proceedings. For a copy of the article, please contact the library.

November 16, 2011

The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan has recently posted three new papers to its website:

November 14, 2011

The Government is looking for comments on proposals to improve the Tax Court of Canada's caseload management. For more information, please view the Department of Finance news release and the Backgrounder on the proposals.

November 10, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee issued notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Steven John Wilson.

Robert Laird Borden has provided the Law Society of Saskatchewan with an Undertaking not to practice law in Saskatchewan as of November 9, 2011.

November 9, 2011

The Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 145, No 23 contains 19 new regulations and orders including:

  • Canadian Wheat Board Direction Order, SOR/2011-227
  • Criminal Records Regulations - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-236
  • Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standards 105, 106, 116, 118, 123, 124, 131, 135, 209, 301, 302, 305, 401 and 500) - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-238
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-239

November 8, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan issued a suspension notice in the discipline matter of Mathieu Maurice Joseph Sirois.

November 7, 2011

Legal Aid Saskatchewan increases its Legal Aid tariff of fees to $84.00 per hour. In accordance with paragraph 6(1) of The Legal Aid Act, the Law Society of Saskatchewan was consulted regarding the tariff of fees to which solicitors accepting appointments under the Act would be compensated. The rate will be effective on all appointments issued with an effective date October 1, 2011 or later. The new rate will not apply to appointments issued prior to October 1, 2011. The new tariff documents are posted on the Legal Aid Saskatchewan website.

Legal Aid Saskatchewan has also updated the Legal Aid Account forms on their website and would appreciate private bar solicitors using the new forms.

November 4, 2011

 Consolidated drafts of the revised 2011 Queen's Bench Rules of Court and accompanying documents including QB forms are now available online. At this time, these rules are expected to come into force in January 2012.

November 2, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee issued an order in the discipline matter of Anne Elizabeth Hardy.

November 1, 2011

Consolidated drafts of the revised 2011 Queen's Bench Rules of Court and accompanying documents are now available online. At this time, these rules are expected to come into force in January 2012.

Nominations are open for the 2011 Pro Bono Service Award to be presented at the 2012 Lawyers' Charity Gala on January 27, 2012. Deadline for Nominations is January 3, 2012.

The latest issue of The Advocates' Quarterly (Vol.38, No.3-4) contains (at pgs. 249 - 265) John Greiss's "Causes of action supporting a constructive trust." The author reviews the heads of liability under which a defendant may face a constructive trust and explores whether Canadian law would support an award of constructive trust in response to a breach of contract. For a copy of the article, please contact the library.

October 27, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan is seeking applications for appointment to the College of Law Endowment Fund.

The Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 145, No 22 contains 8 new regulations and orders including:

  • Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Regulations, SOR/2011-223
  • Certain Regulations Administered and Enforced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-205

October 24, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee issued an order in the discipline matter of Daniel Stuart Tapp.

The Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association's Fall 2011 Conference: Queen's Bench Rule Changes: An Essential Overview will take place Friday, October 28 in Regina and Monday, October 31 in Saskatoon. For more information visit the STLA Events page. For schedule of events and registration information, view the registration form (PDF).

October 20, 2011

In a recent post on SlawTips, Shaunna Mireau advises how to download legislation to your portable device.

October 14, 2011

The Wit and Wisdom Project: Justice Richards is collecting anecdotes about the practice of law in Saskatchewan. This is an initiative which deserves our support.

The Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 145, No 21 contains 53 new regulations and orders including:

  • Certain Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Regulations (Miscellaneous Program) - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-196
  • Certain Regulations Administered and Enforced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-205
  • Certain Regulations Made Under the Customs Act - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-208
  • Energy Efficiency Regulations - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-182
  • Financing Secured by Other Revenues Regulations, SOR/2011-201
  • Government Contracts Regulations - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-197
  • Income Tax Regulations (Omnibus, No. 2) - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-187
  • Income Tax Regulations (Omnibus, No. 3) - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-188
  • Insurance Business (Authorized Foreign Banks) Regulations - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-184
  • Insurance Business (Banks and Bank Holding Companies) Regulations - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-183
  • Insurance Business (Cooperative Credit Associations) Regulations - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-185
  • Insurance Business (Trust and Loan Companies) Regulations - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-186
  • Promotion of Tobacco Products and Accessories Regulations (Prohibited Terms), SOR/2011-178
  • Saskatchewan for the Purposes of the Criminal Interest Rate Provisions of the Criminal Code - Order Designating, SOR/2011-204
  • Tobacco Products Information Regulations - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-179
  • Tobacco Products Labelling Regulations (Cigarettes and Little Cigars), SOR/2011-177
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Amendment 10) - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-210

October 12, 2011

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 40, October 7, 2011:

  • F-8.001 REG 46 The 2011 Saskatchewan Feed and Forage Program Regulations
  • T-18.1 REG 9 The Driver Training Regulations, 2011

October 11, 2011

Sections 1 to 296, 297(1), 297(5), 298, 299, 303, 305 to 307, 309, 311(2), 311(5), 312, 313(z.4), 313(z.6), 314 to 316, 317(1), 318 to 340 of the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, S.C. 2009, c. 23, are proclaimed into force October 17, 2011 (P.C. 2011-1164).

October 7, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of William T. Johnston.

The latest issue of the University of British Columbia Law Review (No.44) contains (at pgs. 9 - 24) U of S Faculty of Law professor Beth Bilson's "A Dividend of Diversity: the Impact of Diversity on Organizational Decision Making." Dr. Bilson makes the "business case" for diversity in Canadian law firms, finding that diversity improves both the quality of decision making and the services provided by the law firm.

October 6, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee issued a notice of sentencing in the discipline matter of Daniel Stuart Tapp.

The Enhanced New Veterans Charter Act, S.C. 2011, c. 12 is proclaimed into force October 3, 2011 (P.C. 2011-1104).

The Standing up for Victims of White Collar Crime Act, S.C. 2011, c. 6, is proclaimed into force November 1, 2011 (P.C. 2011-1121).

October 5, 2011

Donald Layh, Q.C., Chair of the Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan, announced the appointment of Reché McKeague to the position of Director of Research, effective September 1, 2011.

October 3, 2011

The Honourable Richard W. Danyliuk, a lawyer with McDougall Gauley LLP in Saskatoon, has been appointed Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Mr. Justice Danyliuk was a Bencher with the Law Society of Saskatchewan from 2004 to 2009, President in 2008 and Chair of several committees. Please see the official government news release for more information.

The Adult Guardianship and Co-decision-making Amendment Act, 2011, S.S. 2011, c. 1, is proclaimed into force October 1, 2011.

The Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission Amendment Act, 2011, S.S. 2011, c. 15, is proclaimed into force October 1, 2011.

September 30, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Admissions and Education Committee issued a notice of hearing in the matter of Casey Churko.

The Federal Government reintroduced the Copyright Modernization Act, Bill C-32 on September 29, 2011.

September 28, 2011

Library and Archives Canada has digitized past issues of the Canada Gazette from 1841 to 1997. Four searching options are available from the LAC website. For more information, see the LAC news release. Issues from 1998 to the present continue to be available online and searchable from the Canada Gazette Directorate.

September 27, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Anne Elizabeth Hardy.

September 26, 2011

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 38, September 23, 2011:

  • SR 66/2011 The Adult Guardianship and Co-decision-making Amendment Regulations, 2011

September 22, 2011

The latest issue of Queen's Law Journal (Vol.36, No.2) contains Elaine Craig's "The relevance of delayed disclosure to complaint credibility in cases of sexual offence" (pg.551). The author recommends that in some cases trial judges should circumscribe defence counsel cross-examination on delayed disclosure and that the Supreme Court should revisit the conclusion that expert evidence on the (ir)relevance of delayed disclosure is inadmissible. September 21, 2011

The Law Society has 4 representatives on the Legal Profession/ISC Liaison Committee which meets quarterly. Applications are being accepted to replace one member on the Committee. Please submit your letter of interest to Tom Schonhoffer, Q.C. at the Law Society no later than September 30, 2011, c/o his assistant, Liz, at llynchuk@lawsociety.sk.ca.

The Canadian Federal Government introduced its latest bill on crime, Safe Street and Communities Act, Bill C-10.

September 19, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan issued an interim suspension in the discipline matter of Michelle LeClair-Harding.

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Admissions and Education Committee issued a decision in the reinstatement matter of Michael Dean Nolin.

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 37, September 16, 2011:

  • P-37.1 Reg 13 The Plumbing Regulations
  • P-37.1 Reg 14 The Private Sewage Works Regulations
  • SR 61/2011 The Public Service Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 62/2011 The Attending Health Professionals Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 63/2011 The Saskatchewan Medical Care Insurance Payment Amendment Regulations, 2011 (No. 2)
  • SR 64/2011 The Local Government Election Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR65/2011 The Saskatchewan Municipal Board Member Qualification Amendment Regulations, 2011

September 14, 2011

The Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 145, No 19 contains 6 new regulations and orders including the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal Rules of Procedure, SOR/2011-170.

September 13, 2011

The Credit Union Amendment Act, S.S. 2010, c. 8, except s. 3(b), is proclaimed into force September 1, 2011.

The Public Interest Disclosure Act, S.S. 2011, c. P-38.1, is proclaimed into force September 1, 2011.

September 9, 2011

Each year, the CBA hosts a showcase of Saskatchewan's legal employers for students attending the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan. This event is limited to Saskatchewan employers (big and small, rural and urban) and is intended to showcase the rich variety of legal careers found throughout our province.  The Eighth Annual CBA Law Firm Showcase will be held at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law Library on Monday, November 7, 2011.  To register or for more information, please contact Brenda Hesje, Executive Director, CBA (Saskatchewan Branch), at cdn.bar@sasktel.net.

September 7, 2011

The latest issue of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal contains C.D. Freedman's "Misfeasance, nonfeasance, and the self-interested attorney" ((2010) 48 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 457). In this article, the author looks at liability for breach of duty and breach of fiduciary duty by those trusted with continuing powers of attorney under the Ontario Substitute Decisions Act, S.O. 1992, c. 30.

September 6, 2011

The College of Law Guest Speaker Series begins with the 2011 Culliton Lecture in Criminal Law with Professor Stephen Coughlan of Dalhousie University. Professor Coughlan's topic is "Criminal Justice in a Post-Rule of Law World". The lecture will be held on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 12:00 noon in the MLT Lecture Theatre, Room 150.

The Public Guardian and Trustee has prepared a series of booklets on a number of topics related to their responsilities.

September 1, 2011

The August 2011 issue of the CCH Will Power Newsletter features "The Importance of Properly Changing or Revoking a Life Insurance Policy Beneficiary Designation," an article highlighting the recent Saskatchewan Queen's Bench case Love. v. Love, 2011 SKQB 176. To access the article, select any of the CCH products on the Members Section and expand the table of contents, selecting CCH Legal / Estates / Canadian Estate Administration Guide / Will Power Newsletter.

August 31, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee issued a decision in the discipline matter of Cheryl Lynn Kloppenburg.

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee issued a decision in the discipline matter of Samuel H. McCullough.

August 30, 2011

The Election Amendment Act, 2011, S.S. 2011, c. 5, has been proclaimed into force August 15, 2011.

August 29, 2011

Volume 56, Issue No.2 of the McGill Law Journal includes Karen Eltis's "The judicial system in the digital age: revisiting the relationship between privacy and accessibility in the cyber context" (2011) 56 McGill Law Journal 289. This article reviews key issues that new technologies raise for the judicial system, including electronic court records, access and privacy. For a copy of the article, please contact the library at reference@lawsociety.sk.ca or 569-8020 / 1-877-989-4999 (Regina) or 933-5141 / 1-888-989-7499 (Saskatoon).

August 24, 2011

The C. Willy Hodgson Award is intended to recognize individuals or organizations who exemplify integrity, leadership and character, and have made or are making outstanding contributions to advancing equity and diversity in legal education, the legal profession and/or the administration of justice in Saskatchewan or in Canada. Nominations are now open for the 2011 award which will be presented in 2012.  Nomination forms and more information can be located on the website.  The deadline for nominations is November 25, 2011.

August 22, 2011

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 33, August 19, 2011:

  • A-15.21 Reg 13 The Chicken Marketing Plan Regulations
  • A-20.2 Reg 14 The Milk Products Compositional Standards Regulations
  • E-6.01 Reg 3 The Enumeration Regulations
  • E-7.3 Reg 2 The Public Safety Answering Point Regulations, 2011
  • F-8.001 Reg 43 The Intensive Livestock Operation Environmental Rehabilitation Program Regulations
  • F-8.001 Reg 45 The Excess Moisture Program Regulations, 2011
  • SR 55/2011 The Canola Seed Development Plan Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 56/2011 The Provincial Secretary's Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 57/2011 The Coroners Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 58/2011 The Election Act Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 59/2011 The Fisheries Amendment Regulations, 2011

August 19, 2011

The designation of Queen's Counsel is made by the Minister of Justice through a selection process that includes consultation with the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Bar Association and the Courts.  The Law Society is now accepting Queen's Counsel nominations and the deadline is October 3, 2011.

August 18, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Admissions and Education Committee issued a notice of hearing in the reinstatement matter of Michael Nolin.

August 17, 2011

Canada's Privacy Commissioner has released to its website PIPEDA and Your Practice - A Privacy Handbook for Lawyers.

August 15, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee issued a decision in the discipline matter of Daniel Stuart Tapp.

August 12, 2011

The Canadian Bankers Association has released an updated list of bank officials to contact (EnglishFrench) in the case of delays in the discharge of mortgages.

August 11, 2011

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 31, August 5, 2011:

  • SR 48/2011 The Securities Commission (Adoption of National Instruments) Amendment Regulations, 2011 (No. 2)

August 10, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Admissions and Education Committee has reached a decision in the Application for Admission as a Lawyer of Daniel Demaria.

August 3, 2011

Sections 1 to 6, 7(2), 7(4), 10, 11 and 14 to 16 of the Fair and Efficient Criminal Trials Act, S.C. 2011, c.16, are proclaimed into force, effective August 15, 2011 (P.C. 2011-827).

Sections 7(1), 7(3), 8, 9, 12, and 13 of the Fair and Efficient Criminal Trials Act, S.C. 2011, c.16, are proclaimed into force, effective October 24, 2011 (P.C. 2011-827).

August 2, 2011

It's a Blast, World of Play Inc. has pleaded guilty to one count of failure to provide payroll records upon demand to a Labour Standards Officer, under Section 66(c) of The Labour Standards Act. Please see government news release for more information.

July 27, 2011

The Government of Saskatchewan has released a consultation paper on The Condominium Property Act, 1993 detailing some of the major legal issues affecting the condominium community.  Members are invited to  provide comments and suggestions by August 31, 2011 to catherine.benning@gov.sk.ca , fax to (306) 787-9111, or by mail to:  Legislative Services, Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, 800 - 1874 Scarth St., Regina, SK  S4P 4B3.

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 29, July 22, 2011:

  • SR 49/2011 The Fuel Tax Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 50/2011 The Insurance Premiums Tax (Mutual Insurance Companies - Non-farm Property) Exemption and Remission Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 51/2011 The Credit Union Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 52/2011 The Professional Corporations Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 53/2011 The Summary Offences Procedure Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 54/2011 The Minimum Wage Amendment Regulations, 2011


July 25, 2011

The Law Society is seeking a volunteer to serve on the Judicial Advisory Committee.

July 21, 2011

The Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner has released Report H-2011-011.

July 19, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee has announced that the adjourned hearing re Evatt Francis Anthony Merchant will be continued on August 2, 2011.

July 18, 2011

The following regulation was published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 28, July15, 2011:

  • SR 47/2011 The Open Seasons Game Amendment Regulations, 2011.

The following regulation was published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 27, July 8, 2011:

  • SR 41/2011 The Securities Commission (Adoption of National Instruments) Amendment Regulations, 2011.

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 26, June 30, 2011:

  • F-8.001 Reg. 44 The Saskatchewan Feed and Forage Program Regulations
  • SR 43/2011 The Gopher Control Rebate Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 44/2011  The Miscellaneous (Farm Financial Stability Act) Repeal Regulations, 2011
  • SR 45/2011 The Saskatchewan Human rights Code Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 46/2011 The Vehicle Weight and Dimension Amendment Regulations, 2011.

July 14, 2011

Sections 23 to 25, 27, 45(a) and 45(b) of the Education Amendment Act, 2009, S.S. 2009, c. 13 come into force on August 1, 2011.

July 11, 2011

Law Society of Saskatchewan announced that Dorothy Jane Olson has been taken off administrative suspension and re-instated as of July 8, 2011.

July 6, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee issued an order in the discipline matter of Brenda Anne Walper-Bossence.

July 5, 2011

The Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner has released its 2010-2011 Annual Report

July 4, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan issued a suspension notice in the discipline matter of  Pab Chetty effective July 1, 2011.

June 29, 2011

The Provincial Court Amendment Act, 2011, S.S. 2011, c. 13, has been proclaimed into force July 1, 2011.

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2011, S.S. 2011, c. 17, has been proclaimed into force July 1, 2011.

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled, in Webb v. Birkett, 2011 ABCA 13, that lawyers practicing in collaborative family law must meet the same standards of care required of other family law practitioners. See also Dan Pinnington's comments on slaw.ca.

June 28, 2011

An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2011, c. 8, except s. 6 which came into force on assent, is proclaimed into force, effective June 30, 2011 (P.C. 2011-731).

June 24, 2011

Law Society of Saskatchewan accepted the application of William Kevin Rogers to resign in the face of discipline proceedings.

As part of their Counterpoint Project, The Canadian Centre for Elder Law has released a discussion paper entitled Moving From Scrutiny to Strategy: An Analysis of Key Canadian Elder Abuse and Neglect Cases. According to the centre's news release, the paper "reviews recent elder abuse and neglect cases that "serve as a backdrop for highlighting social dynamics at play in elder abuse cases, comparing relevant legislation across the country, clarifying legal obligations to respond to elder abuse under legislation and professional codes of ethics, and making recommendations for protocol and policy development, and professional development and training to support the practice of health care and social service workers in the area of elder abuse and neglect."

June 23, 2011

The Honourable John Klebuc, Chief Justice of Saskatchewan, is pleased to announce the appointment of Melanie Baldwin as Registrar and Executive Legal Officer of the Court of Appeal.

June 21, 2011

Law Society of Saskatchewan announced the administrative suspension of Dorothy Jane Olson as of June 20, 2011.

The Canadian Bar Association's national task force on class actions has drafted a new judicial protocol that aims to alleviate procedural havoc for litigants and courts involved in multijurisdictional and overlapping class actions. The consultation paper and draft judicial protocol are available on the CBA's web site. The task force's consultation period ends July 8. Please send your comments on the Judicial Protocol to protocol@cba.org. For more information, please see the CBA Consulation Paper, draft protocol, and the Terms of Reference for the task force. There is also a Legal Feeds blog entry on topic.

June 20, 2011

Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee released its decision re Cheryl Lynn Kloppenburg.

The Law Society has recently been advised of a new wave of trust account frauds. Note this is a fraud, and not a scam, in that bogus cheques are prepared by the fraudsters using the lawyer's trust account information. The bogus cheques (usually in amounts of less than $20,000) are then cashed (deposited) by the fraudster with the hope that they will be honoured by the financial institution. For more information, please read the Fraud Alert Notice.

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 24, June 17, 2011:

  • SR 42/2011 The Correctional Services Administration, Discipline and Security Amendment Regulations, 2011
    June 17, 2011
  • The Opticians Act, S.S. 2010, c. O-5.1, has been proclaimed into force June 18, 2011.
  • The Correctional Services Amendment Act, 2010, S.S. 2010, c. 41, has been proclaimed into force June 15, 2011.
  • The Police Amendment Act, 2011, S.S. 2011, c. 12, has been proclaimed into force June 15, 2011.

June 16, 2011

The Ministry of Justice has introduced Bill C-2 An Act To Amend the Criminal Code (Mega-Trials) to reduce the delays that are common when court proceedings are complex and drawn-out.Please see Government of Canada news release for more information.

June 13, 2011

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 23, June 10, 2011:

  • SR 33/2011 The Disability Housing Supplement Amendment Regulations, 2011 (No. 2)
  • SR 34/2011 The Rental Housing Supplement Amendment Regulations, 2011 (No. 2)
  • SR 36/2011 The Social Services Rehabilitation Institutional Collective Benefit Funds and Trust Account Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 37/2011 The Education Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 38/3011 The Justices of the Peace Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • RS 38/2011 Règlement de 2011 modifiant le Règlement de 1989 sur les juges de paix
  • SR 39/2011 The Workers' Compensation General Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 40/2011 The Reservoir Development Area Amendment Regulations, 2011

June 7, 2011

The Federal Court of Appeal has issued a Notice to the Parties and the Profession regarding Federal Court of Appeal proceedings during a postal strike.

The Federal Courts Rules Committee has issued a Discussion Paper regarding possible procedural changes to the Federal Courts Rules  (English|French).

June 6, 2011

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 22, June 3, 2011:

  • SR 25/2011 The Adult and Youth Group Homes Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 26/2011 The Health Centres (Hospital Standards Adoption) Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 29/2011 The Regional Health Services Administration Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 30/2011 The Facility Designation Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 31/2011 The Municipal Grants Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 32/2011 The Northern Municipalities Amendment Regulations, 2011

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part III, Vol. 107, No. 22, June 3, 2011:

  • SR 27/2011 The Hospital Standards Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 28/2011 The Housing and Special-care Homes Amendment Regulations, 2011

June 3, 2011

The Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, S.C. 2010, c. 4 is proclaimed into force, effective May 31, 2011 (P.C. 2011-606).

June 2, 2011

Notice of Intention under The Land Contracts (Actions) Act: : Effective immediately, and to avoid delays by postal disruption, Notices of Intention to Foreclose, or to Cancel an Agreement for Sale, may be delivered to the Board by email sent to PMB@gov.sk.ca.  Receipt will be acknowledged.   In the event of postal disruption, postal addresses will not be sufficient for the Board to carry out its statutory duty under section 6 of The Provincial Mediation Board Act. In the interest of serving creditors and debtors and endeavoring to help them avoid court, as required by the Act, we ask that your clients include on the Notice of Intention, any and all contact information that they have for a proposed defendant , including: postal address , email address, telephone numbers.  We ask that your client provide as much contact information as it has in all future notices, regardless of whether or not postal disruption occurs (Provincial Mediation Board, June 2, 2011).

June 1, 2011

The Queen's Bench Rules of Court are in the process of being substantially revised.  A consolidated draft of the revised Rules is posted on the Law Society website.  As a result of comments received by the Court since the consolidated draft was released, certain changes have been made to it. Those changes are summarized in this document.  The consolidated draft and changes will be considered by the Court as a whole in mid-June 2011.  Members may direct any comments to Melanie Baldwin, Registrar and Executive Legal Officer, Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan.

May 31, 2011

The Medical Radiation Technologists Act, 2006. S.S. 2006, c. M-10.3, has been proclaimed into force May 30, 2011.

Sections s. 3(4), 3(5), 77(2)(f), 99(1), 99(4), 114(1), 114(7) and 120 of the Regional Health Services Act, S.S. 2002, c. R-8.2 have been proclaimed into force June 01, 2011.

May 30, 2011

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has made its decision in Louie, James, Beattie, Joyce v. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, 2011 CHRT 2. This case will have far-reaching implications for land development on reserves. The tribunal ordered that the respondent amend its Land Management Manual and "cease its discriminatory practices and take measures, in consultation with the Canadian Human Rights Commission, to redress the practices or to prevent the same or similar practices from occurring."

May 27, 2011

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal released its decision in Geran v. Geran, 2011 SKCA 55.

May 26, 2011

The Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan has approved a Protocol for Video Conferencing in the Court, effective June 1, 2011.

May 20, 2011

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 20, May 20, 2011:

  • SR 21/2011 The Seizure of Criminal Property Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 22/2011 The Traffic Safety Court of Saskatchewan Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • RS 22/2011 Règlement de 2011 modifiant le Règlement sur le Tribunal de la sécurité routière de la Saskatchewan
  • SR 23/2011 The Driver Licensing and Suspension Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR 24/2011 The Vehicle Impoundment (Unauthorized Driver) Amendment Regulations, 2011

May 19, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan is inviting applications for appointment to the Queen's Counsel Selection Committee.  The designation of Queen's Counsel is made by the Minister of Justice through a selection process that includes consultation with the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Bar Association and the Courts.  Anyone interested in participating on this committee should forward an expression of interest to Thomas Schonhoffer, Q.C. by June 10, 2011. Please submit your information to his assistant Liz at llynchuk@lawsociety.sk.ca.

May 18, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee issued an order in the matter re Samuel H. McCullough.

The Queen's Bench Bar Judicial Council is a forum for members of the Bar to bring forward any concerns to the Bench.  A meeting of the committee is scheduled for the end of June and members are invited to bring forward any items for the Agenda. Members are not required to participate in the meeting, however, your issues or concerns will be discussed by committee members.  Please email your Agenda items by June 20, 2011 to llynchuk@lawsociety.sk.ca .

May 12, 2011

The Court of Queen's Bench has approved the use of new forms, practices and procedures for Family Service proceedings in the Judicial Centres of Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon effective June 1, 2011. The changes are designed to standardize, streamline and improve practice in proceedings under The Child and Family Services Act. (Practice Directive No. 9)

The Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 145 No 10 contains 3 new regulations and orders including:

  • Canada Industrial Relations Board Regulations, 2001 - Regulations Amending, SOR/2011-109
  • Domestic Substances List - Order 2011-87-04-03 Amending, SOR/2011-110
  • Indemnification and Advances Regulations for Directors and Officers of Crown Corporations, SOR/2011-108

May 10, 2011

Business owners in Saskatchewan now have a convenient new way to register a business online. Information Services Corporation (ISC) and the Government of Saskatchewan have partnered together to launch the Business Registrations Saskatchewan website - a convenient and efficient way for business owners to register a new business in Saskatchewan.

May 9, 2011

The Queen's Bench Rules of Court are in the process of being substantially revised. Consultations with a bar advisory committee and with judges of the Court have resulted in a consolidated draft which will be considered by the Court as a whole in mid-June 2011.  The Court advises that the policy direction taken in the consolidated draft is reasonably firm at this stage. Members may direct any comments to Melanie Baldwin, Registrar and Executive Legal Officer,  Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan.

May 6, 2011

The Labour Market Commission Repeal Act, S.S. 2010, c. 16, has been proclaimed into force May 15, 2011.

The Ticket Sales Act, S.S. 2010, c. T-13.1, except s. 4, has been proclaimed into force June 01, 2011.

May 3, 2011

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal released its judgment in the Law Society discipline matter re Pab Chetty.

May 2, 2011

The Supreme Court of Canada April 29, 2011 news release included 1 appeal - Ontario (Attorney General) v. Fraser, 2011 SCC 20 (Constitutional law - Charter of rights - Separate labour relations legislation governing agricultural workers in Ontario)

April 29, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan issued a suspension notice in the discipline matter re Jonathan Goby dated April 27, 2011.

April 26, 2011

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 16, April 21, 2011:

  • SR20/2011 The Automobile Accident Insurance (General) Amendment Regulations, 2011.

April 25, 2011

On behalf of our members, the Law Society of Saskatchewan Libraries has negotiated an online subscription to the CCH Ulimate Corporate Counsel Guide. The UCCG is a comprehensive resource on corporate law including precedents and tools to encourage best practices, case law, sample letters, policies, agreements, applications, checklists, insightful analysis and commentary on many topics. The UCCG, along with a variety of other CCH resources, is now available to all Saskatchewan Law Society Members through our Members Section.

April 18, 2011

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 15, April 15, 2011:

  • T-13.1 Reg 1 The Ticket Sales Regulations
  • SR19/2011 The Assessment Management Agency Amendment Regulations, 2011

April 12, 2011

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 14, April 8, 2011:

  • E-8.1 Reg 2 The Provincial Disaster Assistance Program Regulations, 2011
  • W-13.2 Reg 4 The Fur Animals Open Seasons Regulations
  • SR13/2011 The Beef Development Plan Repeal Regulations
  • SR15/2011 The Cemeteries Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR16/2011/ The Court of Appeal Fees Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • RS 16/2011 Règlement de 2011 modifiant le Règlement de 2000 sur les droits payables à la Cour d'appel
  • SR17/2011 The Skills Training Benefit Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR18/2011 The Parks Amendment Regulations, 2011

 
The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part III, Vol. 107, No. 14, April 8, 2011:

  • SR14/2011 The Livestock Inspection and Transportation Amendment Regulations, 2011

April 11, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee will conduct a hearing re Evatt Francis Anthony Merchant, Q.C. on May 23, 24 and 25, 2011.

April 8, 2011

The Court of Appeal Fees Amendment Regulations, 2011 ( SR16/2011) which update the fees to reflect new services provided through the e-court system is now available online.

April 7, 2011

The Law Day Luncheons have been rescheduled to May 17 (Saskatoon) and May 18 (Regina) due to restrictions during an election period.  The keynote speaker for the 2011 Law Day Luncheons is Lieutenant General Andrew Leslie, Chief of Transformation of the Canadian Forces.  Lieutenant General Leslie will be speaking on the topic "The Canadian Forces in Afghanistan and Beyond".  The luncheons are open to the public.  More information and orders forms are available on the Events Calendar page.

April 6, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee will conduct a hearing re Cheryl Lynn Kloppenburg on June 10, 2011.

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee will conduct a hearing re Samuel H. McCullough on May 18, 2011.

April 4, 2011

Fraud Alert (Deposit of trust cheques written on U.S. (foreign) accounts - Lawyers should be aware that cheques written on United States bank accounts (including cashier's cheques) can take one or two months or even longer to clear, particularly if they are drawn on a smaller U.S. bank. If the cheque is found to be fraudulent (2 or 3 months later), the system will automatically withdraw the funds from your trust account, leaving a deficiency in your trust account and you will be responsible for making up the shortfall.   Please go to Fraud Alerts section for more information.

April 1, 2011

The Court of Appeal implemented a new electronic filing and case management system during the 2010-11 fiscal year. This new system automates many of the court's procedures and provides a presence to the public, legal counsel and litigants through the internet and a public portal enabling all litigants to complete and file court documents electronically.

The fee changes introduced April 1st, 2011 update the fees for existing services and reflect new services provided through the e-court system.

March 31, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee will conduct a hearing re Daniel Stuart Tapp on May 13, 2011.

March 30, 2011

The Abolition of Early Parole Act, S.C. 2011, c. 11, except s. 14 and 15 which came into force on assent, is proclaimed into force, effective March 28, 2011 (P.C. 2011-540).

Sections 1786, 1790, 1791(1) to (4), 1795, 1812, 1815(2), 1815(3), 1816(4) to (7), 1817, 1820(1), 1820(9) and 1820(11) of the Jobs and Economic Growth Act, S.C. 2010, c. 12, are proclaimed into force, effective April 01, 2011 (P.C. 2011-447).

Sections 1787, 1791(5), 1800, 1802, 1805 to 1809, 1813(1), 1815(1), 1818, 1822 and 1823 of the Jobs and Economic Growth Act, S.C. 2010, c. 12, are proclaimed into force, effective July 01, 2011 (P.C. 2011-447).

Sections 12(1), 12(3), 12(4), 12.1, 12.2(1) and 12.2(3) of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act as enacted by s. 83 of the Act, s. 84, 85, 86(1) and s. 87 of An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act, S.C. 2010, c. 23, is proclaimed into force, effective April 01, 2011 (P.C. 2011-479).

The Tackling Auto Theft and Property Crime Act, S.C. 2010, c. 14, except s. 12 which came into force on assent, is proclaimed into force, effective April 29, 2011 (P.C. 2011-480).

Sections 2137 to 2147 of the Jobs and Economic Growth Act, S.C. 2010, c. 12, is proclaimed into force, effective March 25, 2011.

The Protecting Victims From Sex Offenders Act, S.C. 2010, c. 17, is proclaimed into force, effective April 15, 2011 (P.C. 2011-485).

Sections 31, 33, 85, 89, 91, 165, 167, 363 and 365 of An Act to amend the law governing financial institutions and to provide for related and consequential matters, S.C. 2007, c. 6, is proclaimed into force, effective November 01, 2011 (P.C. 2011-507).

March 29, 2011

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 12, March 25, 2011:

  • SR8/2011 The 2009 Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR9/2011 The Crop Insurance Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR10/2011 The Health Facilities Licensing Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR11/2011 The Saskatchewan Medical Care Insurance 
  • SR12/2011 The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Amendment Regulations, 2011

March 28, 2011

Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan has announced funding in the new provincial budget for an expansion of the Saskatoon Court of Qeen's Bench Court House, allowing the Family Law Division to be moved under the same roof with the rest of the Court of Queen's Bench services. For more information, please read the official government news release.

March 23, 2011

The Saskatchewan Budget 2011 has been tabled in Legislature.

ADR Institute of Saskatchewan is holding their annual general meeting on April 15th in conjunction with an Information Clinic about the ADR.  Email Sheila at adrsask@yahoo.ca for more information and to register .

Sections 3(e) that adds the definition for 'pharmacy' and s. 8(b) of the Tobacco Control Amendment Act, 2010, S.S. 2010, c. 34, are proclaimed in force April 01, 2011.

March 22, 2011

The Federal Budget 2011 has been tabled in Parliament.

March 21, 2011

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part III, Vol. 107, No. 11, March 18, 2011:

  • SR 7/2011 The Petroleum and Natural Gas Amendment Regulations, 2011

March 15, 2011

On March 11, 2011, the Government of Saskatchewan announced that Karl Patrick Bazin, Q.C. had been appointed a judge of the Provincial Court for Estevan.

March 8, 2011

The Federal Government announced the following judicial appointments:

  • The Honourable Maurice J. Herauf, a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Saskatchewan in Moose Jaw, was appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal of Saskatchewan in Regina.
  • The Honourable Brian J. Scherman, Q.C., a lawyer with Miller Thomson LLP in Saskatoon, was appointed a Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.
  • The Honourable Lian M. Schwann, Q.C., Registrar of the Court of Appeal and Registrar in Bankruptcy in Regina, was appointed a Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Saskatchewan in Moose Jaw.

March 7, 2011

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 9, March 4, 2011:

  • SR4/2011 The Disability Housing Supplement Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR5/2011 The Rental Housing Supplement Amendment Regulations, 2011
  • SR6/2011 The Child Care Amendment Regulations, 2011

March 3, 2011

The Court of Queen's Bench has approved the new Summary Conviction Appeal Rules which will become effective on April 1, 2011.

February 28, 2011

Two companies have pleaded guilty to charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations in Provincial Court. For more information see the official government news release.

February 25, 2011

As a tribute to the former Chief Justice E. M. Culliton, an endowment was established by The Law Society of Saskatchewan to provide that in perpetuity a special scholarship is to be awarded for the pursuit of post-graduate studies in criminal law.  The value of the scholarship to be awarded in 2011 has not yet been finally determined, but the maximum amount available is expected to be $10,000. Up to two scholarships may be awarded in any one year. The deadline date for receipt of applications is May 6th, 2011 and a decision will be made by the end of June, 2011.  Completed application forms should be returned to The Law Society of Saskatchewan.

February 22, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Committee issued an order in the matter re Jonathan Goby.

February 18, 2011

The Admissions and Education Committee Hearing re Daniel Demaria will continue on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

The First Nations Certainty of Land Title Act, S.C. 2010, c.6, is proclaimed into force, effective March 1, 2011 (P.C. 2011-246).

February 17, 2011

The keynote speaker for the 2011 CBA Law Day Luncheons will be Lieutenant General Andrew Leslie, Chief of Transformation of the Canadian Forces, speaking on the topic "The Canadian Forces in Afghanistan and Beyond" . Tickets are available now. For more information on the luncheons and other Law Day events, please visit CBA Saskatchewan Branch website.

February 15, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan issued a suspension notice in the discipline matter re Tara Dionne Chornoby dated February 7, 2011.

February 14, 2011

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 107, No. 6, February 11, 2011:

  • T-18.1 Reg 8 The Operating Authority Regulations, 2011
  • SR3/2011 The Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program Amendment Regulations, 2011

February 11, 2011

The Office of the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner has released Report LA-2011-001 (City of Saskatoon).

February 7, 2011

Sections 1874 and 1875 of the Jobs and Economic Growth Act, S.C. 2010, c. 12, are proclaimed into force, effective February 14, 2010 (P.C. 2011-65)

The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, S.C. 2010, c. 21, is proclaimed into force, effective June 20, 2011 (P.C. 2011-49)

January 31, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee has adjourned the hearing re Daniel Stuart Tapp . New hearing date to be determined.

The following regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part III, Vol. 107, No. 4, January 28, 2011:

  • SR2/2011 The Saskatchewan Assistance Amendment Regulations, 2011

January 28, 2011

The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies Amendment Act, 2010, S.S. 2010, c. 42, is proclaimed into force January 20, 2011.

January 27, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Committee issued an decision in the discipline matter re Tara Dionne Chornoby.

January 20, 2011

The Gender Equity in Indian Registration Act, S.C. 2010, c. 18, is proclaimed into force, effective January 31, 2011 (P.C. 2011-12)

January 19, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee will conduct a sentencing hearing re Jonathan Mark Goby on Friday, February 11, 2011.

January 18, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Committee has adjourned the hearing re Evatt Francis Anthony Merchant . New hearing date to be determined.

January 17, 2011

The Law Society of Saskatchewan, at its December Convocation, elected Paul Korpan, Q.C. as President and Gregory Walen, Q.C. as Vice President for the upcoming 2011 year.

Paul Korpan, Q.C. is a partner with Kanuka Thuringer LLP in Regina practising in the areas of family law litigation, collaborative family law and estate litigation. Mr. Korpan is a member of several professional organizations including the Canadian Bar Association, the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association and the Collaborative Lawyers of Saskatchewan. He is active as a volunteer for charitable, community and youth based organizations. He is a frequent presenter of legal education programs. Mr. Korpan is the Chair of the Saskatchewan Police Commission.

Gregory Walen, Q.C. is a partner with Scharfstein Gibbings Walen Fisher LLP in Saskatoon, practicing exclusively in the area of family law. Mr. Walen is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association. He is a lecturer in family law at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan. He is a frequent presenter and coordinator of legal education programs and the author of many papers and publications. Mr. Walen is the Chair of the Victims of Crimes Compensation Appeal Committee.

January 13, 2011

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has released its decision, R. v. H. (A.D.), 2011 SKCA 6.

January 11, 2011

An inquest into the death of Calvin McLean will reconvene January 17-21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Cypress Room at the Regina Inn, 1975 Broad Street, Regina, Saskatchewan. Please read government news release for more information.

January 10, 2011

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has released its decision, Marriage Commissioners Reference, 2011 SKCA 3.   Case summary provided by the Court of Appeal.

January 6, 2011

Ten new regulations were published in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, Vol. 106, No. 51, December 24, 2010, including:

  • N-5.2 Reg 1 The Northern Municipalities Regulations
  • SR 125/2010 The Potash Production Tax Amendment Regulations, 2010

January 5, 2011

Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner, Gary Dickson, has released his Investigation Report F-2010-001 into three 'breach of privacy' complaints concerning SGI. For more information, please view the News Release and Report, both available on the Privacy Commissioner's website.