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Minister Gordon Wyant

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In 2014 the Ministry of Justice undertook the Justice Innovation Agenda to take a critical look at the justice system to address access to justice.  As part of the Innovation Agenda, the Ministry of Justice is conducting a review of all aspects of the small claims process in Saskatchewan. This includes reviewing The Small Claims Act, 1997 and potential amendments to the Act, the processes and procedures in place across the province for small claims actions, the materials provided to prospective users, access and usability for unrepresented users, and exploring different streams to resolution.  The following consultation paper has been circulated to interested parties for comment.

Comments will be accepted until April 1, 2015.

 

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The Demographic and Economic Characteristics of the Aboriginal Population in Saskatchewan was prepared for the Ministry of Justice by Doug Elliott, publisher of Sasktrends Monitor. It provides an overview of social and demographic information about the Saskatchewan Aboriginal population, including Statistics Canada census data trends between 1996 and 2011, as well as data from the 2011 National Household Survey. The report covers a variety of topics, including: basic population counts, family structures, housing conditions, completed education, employment, and income.

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Bill 102, An Act to Amend The Builders’ Lien Act, received royal assent and came into force on March 12, 2014.  The amendments in Bill 102 provide that licensed Saskatchewan land surveyors may use the builders’ lien process to recover unpaid fees for their professional services, raise the limitation period in that applies to trust claims from one to two years, and provide that a contract is deemed to be complete when the price of completion is not more than 1% of the contract price.

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The government has introduced amendments to legislation to assist in the seizure of criminal property in Saskatchewan.

The Seizure of Criminal Property Amendment Act, 2013 (No.2) will establish an administrative seizure process that will operate in addition to the existing court process.

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The Ministry of Justice and the RCMP are using new electronic ticketing equipment to reduce the amount of time spent on traffic offenses in the province.

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A public inquest into the death of David Gruno has been scheduled for December 2 through December 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Swift Current.

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