By Melanie Hodges Neufeld
The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan recently released Reform of The Homesteads Act, 1989: Consultation Paper and are seeking feedback. The Commission asks that the following questions guide responses:
- Should an attorney acting under a power of attorney be able to consent in the place of the non-owning spouse to a disposition of the homestead? Why?
- If an attorney acting under a power of attorney is able to consent to a disposition of the homestead, should there be any additional conditions or restrictions placed on this exercise of power?
- Should mines and minerals be included in the homestead, such that the non-owning spouse must consent to their disposition?
Responses may be sent no later than October 31, 2016.
Please see the Law Reform Commission website for more information, documents and survey.