Announcement coming about police watchdog in Sask.: minister

Saskatchewan’s justice minister says change is needed in police oversight in the province because the current model isn’t acceptable. Don Morgan said officials are sorting out details and an announcement will be coming about the future of an independent police…

Sask. chief coroner says more work to do to boost public confidence in service

The provincial government says changes are coming to Saskatchewan’s coroner’s service. Justice Minister Don Morgan said these legislative amendments and other policy changes will help ensure the service is operating as effectively as possible. Related News READ MORE: Coroner speaks…

Sask. gov’t expects to pay upwards of $500K for outside lawyers in carbon tax case

The Saskatchewan government has retained MLT Aikins for additional assistance on their fight against the federal carbon tax. Attorney General Don Morgan estimated hiring the firm, on top of using the in-house constitutional law branch, will cost between $400,000 and…

FSIN marks 15th anniversary of Stonechild report with oversight authority push

The 15th anniversary of the Neil Stonechild inquiry report was commemorated by the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) on Wednesday. The report was released in the case of the Indigenous teenager who froze to death in a snowy field…

Sask. task group to address on-reserve gaps in First Nations’ law enforcement

One of the two Indigenous chiefs who signed an agreement with the Saskatchewan government on Friday said it’s been difficult to prosecute and enforce laws created by his First Nation. Related News “This (memorandum of understanding) enables the parties to…

Sask. looking at how other provinces handle police oversight

The Saskatchewan government is looking at how other provinces handle police oversight after years of being criticized for police policing police. It’s one of the only provinces without an independent civilian-led agency that investigates police actions that result in injury…

Supreme Court of Canada rejects Sask.’s request to delay carbon tax appeal

Saskatchewan says the Supreme Court of Canada has denied the province’s request to delay its appeal hearing over the carbon tax. The province said the Supreme Court recently issued an order stating the hearing remain tentatively set for Jan.14. The government…

Sask. NDP says proposed provincial trespass law changes are divisive

An Opposition member is accusing the Saskatchewan government of playing wedge politics and excluding Indigenous voices with its proposed changes to the province’s trespass laws. Story continues below Buckley Belanger, the Saskatchewan NDP member for the northern constituency of Athabasca,…

Court fees going up in Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice announced changes to fees for services provided by the Court of Appeal, Court of Queen’s Bench, and the sheriffs’ office. Ministry officials said Thursday some existing fees have been increased to reflect the costs, as…

Sask. organization concerned trespassing change will impact wildlife population controls

November 29 2018 7:05pm An organization predicts proposed changes to Sask.’s trespassing law will result in less wildlife population control and more danger to drivers. Meaghan Craig reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id]…