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Rules of Court Amendments

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From the Court of Queen’s Bench of Saskatchewan

The Court of Queen’s Bench has amended its Rules of Court with respect to the discount rate to be used in calculating the amount of an award for future pecuniary damage, as well as the life expectancy of an individual.  The amendments come into effect on September 1, 2017.  The amendments can be found on the Court’s website.

Land Registry fee adjustments coming into effect July 31, 2017

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From Information Services Corporation

Effective July 31, 2017, ISC Land Registry fees will increase for all Interest Registration Services, with the exception of Tax Liens, Postponements, and Public Utility Easements.

Please visit www.isc.ca/feechange for a full breakdown of fee changes, including a preview of the revised July 31, 2017 Land Registry fees.

ISC reviews registry fees on an annual basis. We are constantly evaluating the market and our business, and are committed to providing fair and sustainable fees to all our customers. The Company’s Master Service Agreement (MSA) with the Government of Saskatchewan allows for core registry fees to be adjusted annually based on a formula tied to inflation, as measured by the Saskatchewan Price Index (CPI). The 2017 ISC Annual Fee Review has resulted in the aforementioned adjustments in the Land Registry with all other registry fees remaining unchanged.

More information on this fee change can be found on our website at www.isc.ca/feechange.

New Criminal Practice Directive

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From the Court of Queen’s Bench:

The Court of Queen’s Bench has issued a new Criminal Practice Directive #6  effective May 1, 2017 concerning how summary conviction and absolute jurisdiction offences will be dealt with in the Court of Queen’s Bench. The new practice directive can be found on the Court’s website.

The Queen’s Printer Name Change – Effective April 1, 2017

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Marilyn Lustig-McEwen, Director
Publications Saskatchewan & Queen’s Printer for Saskatchewan

What is Changing

Effective April 1, 2017, Publications Saskatchewan is the new name for the former Office of the Queen’s Printer. Publications Saskatchewan operates a centralized online catalogue and shopping cart, Publications Centre, for all Government of Saskatchewan publications and other Saskatchewan documents. This includes Freelaw, an online resource which provides access to all current Government of Saskatchewan legislation. Publications Saskatchewan will launch a new website in the near future with the same great service and even more titles.

How do these changes affect how I interact with Publications Saskatchewan

Publications Saskatchewan has the same address, fax and phone numbers, with slight changes to the website and email contact.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Publications Saskatchewan
Walter Scott Building
B19-3085 Albert Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0B1

Phone: (306) 787-6894
Toll free (in Saskatchewan): 1-800-226-7302
Fax: (306) 798-0835

For online access to Government and other Saskatchewan publications and products, visit Publications Centre, at www.publications.gov.sk.ca

For the authoritative source for all current Government of Saskatchewan legislation, visit Freelaw, at www.publications.gov.sk.ca/freelaw

 

Queen’s Bench Amendments to Take Effect on April 1, 2017

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From the Court of Queen’s Bench

The Court of Queen’s Bench has amended the Rules of Court and related forms effective April 1, 2017.   The amendments include authorizing lawyers to send requests for service directly to foreign countries pursuant to The Hague Convention on Judicial and Extra- Judicial Documents, and amending the family law Petition and Answer forms to  require additional information concerning other relevant court proceedings and to  update the Statement of Lawyer. Please see details in Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, March 3, 2017.

Provincial Court of Saskatchewan Biennial Report

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From the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan

The Provincial Court of Saskatchewan has released its latest Biennial Report, covering the calendar years of 2014 and 2015. The report will help to provide a better understanding of the Provincial Court and the work that it does. The report can be found on the Courts of Saskatchewan website.

Court of Queen’s Bench Sub-Rule 13-34(5)

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From the Court of Queen’s Bench:

The Court of Queen’s Bench would like to remind members to comply with Court of Queen’s Bench Sub-Rule 13-34(5).  That is to say, when an affidavit including attached exhibits is longer than 25 pages,  then either each exhibit must be tabbed, or the pages of the affidavit and all of its exhibits must be numbered using a single set of numbers.   Where an affidavit is filed by fax and the pages of the affidavit and exhibits exceed 25 pages, then the faxed affidavit and exhibits must be numbered using a single set of numbers.  A tab is a marker that extends beyond the edge of the tabbed paper.