Day: April 4, 2014

Saskatchewan Law Review Online Edition

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

The latest edition of the Saskatchewan Law Review [v.77 (2014)] is now available to our members in the Publications Section of the Law Society website. Older editions are available on HeinOnline, also available in the Members’ Section. Articles in the latest edition include:

  • “An Analysis of Canada’s Most Famous Holograph Will: How a Saskatchewan Farmer Scratched His Way Into Legal History” (Geoff Ellwand)
  • “One Click Away: The Prospect of Electronic Wills in Saskatchewan” (Katherine Melnychuk)
  • “Shifting the Tide of Canadian Federalism: The Operation of Provincial Interjurisidctional Immunity in the Post-Canadian Western Bank Era (Michelle Biddulph)


CanLII Connects

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld


This is “Day 1” of a new way of publishing and exploring discussions about Canadian case law. CanLII Connects is launching today with nearly 27,000 documents covering cases from 11 of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories. It was created to make it faster and easier for legal professionals and the public to access high-quality legal commentary on Canadian court decisions. Included is the entire Law Society of Saskatchewan case digest collection and we plan on contributing more documents in the future. We are proud to be part of this project and excited for the possibilities it holds. Check it out!

Effective…When? (Tip of the Week)

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By Ken Fox

You can find the effective date of any amendment to a Saskatchewan statute using the Tables of Public Statutes at the Queen’s Printer website. The tables list all Saskatchewan public statutes from the 1978 Revised Statutes of Saskatchewan, and all new and amending statues passed since 1978. They are organized by chapter number of the main (not amending) statute, and there is a different table for each letter of the alphabet.

So if I were interested in section 4 of the Administration of Estates Act, I would refer to the “A” table:

The table shows the name of the act, its original chapter number, and a list of amendments organized by section. Note that the same amending statute will appear more than once, depending on how many sections were amended. Section 4 has been amended twice, by S.S. 2001, c.34 and by S.S. 2008, c.2. The effective dates of the amendments were May 17, 2002 and November 1, 2008. Since the table is current to January 1, 2014, I can be reasonable certain that the section has not been amended since 2008.