Civil Appeals in Saskatchewan: The Court of Appeal Act and Rules Annotated is the first edition of former Justice S.J. Cameron’s comprehensive guide to civil actions in the Court of Appeal. The culmination of the labour of several years, it was published in 2015 by the Law Society Library.
Justice Cameron described the project as follows:
“At the suggestion of then Chief Justice Klebuc in the fall of 2009, the Court of Appeal undertook to compile an annotated version of The Court of Appeal Rules based on a draft prepared several years earlier by the Honorable Calvin Tallis, a distinguished former member of the court. The court undertook to do so in conjunction with the Law Society of Saskatchewan, and with the support of the Saskatchewan Law Foundation. I agreed to head up the project with the assistance of a group of law librarians familiar with the annotation of The Queen’s Bench Rules.
“As so often happens in life, “way leads on to way” and what began as a relatively modest project eventually became a rather more ambitious one. At the suggestion along the way of Mr Justice Richards (as he then was), the court decided, with the backing of both the Law Society and the Law Foundation, to expand the scope of the project to include not only an annotated version of The Court of Appeal Rules but also an annotated version of The Court of Appeal Act, 2000.”
The book was praised by Chief Justice Robert Richards in the Foreword to this first edition:
“Stuart Cameron’s annotation is helpfully cast as a guide to practice in relation to the civil side of the court’s mandate. It is written and organized with care, clarity and thoroughness. The research has been exhaustive. At many points, by way of a practice tip, the reader will also gain the benefit of my former colleague’s considerable appellate experience. This annotation fills a major gap in the tool kit available to lawyers and will doubtlessly become an important starting point for counsel in the analysis of practice and procedure problems involving the Court of Appeal.”
Since the publication of Civil Appeals in Saskatchewan, the Court of Appeal has been producing ongoing updates available on CanLII.