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

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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.

Case Mail

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Case Mail volume 16 no. 7 (April 1st) is now available on the Law Society website. Case Mail is a free semi-monthly electronic newsletter of digests of Saskatchewan cases with links to fulltext decisions on CanLII.

The Famous 1902 “Sintaluta Case” (Throwback Thursday)

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

As noted by the Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan, “the 1902 Sintaluta case was an important manifestation of the western Canadian agrarian movement.” For Throwback Thursday, we bring you the case (King v. Benoit (1903), 5 Terr. L.R. 442) from our historic collection. Read the rest of this entry »

Recent Publications by College of Law Faculty

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

Several publications by College of Law faculty are available on HeinOnline – available to our members in the Members’ Section of the Law Society website:

  • Clayton Bangsund, “‘But I Didn’t Mean To’: The Role of Intent in U.S. and Canadian Anti-Preference Law” (2013) 50(4) Alta. L. Rev. 815.
  • Ron C.C. Cuming, “Australian Personal Property Securities Law – A Book for All Reasons” – book review (2013) 54 Canadian Business Law Journal 307.
  • Michael Plaxton and Mathen Carissima, “Purposive Interpretation, Quebec, and the Supreme Court Act” (2013) 22:3 Constitutional Forum 15.
  • John Kleefeld, “Book Review – OSCOLA: The Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities by Dolan Nolan and Sandra Meredith, eds” (2013) 36 Dalhousie Law Journal 269.
  • Heather Heaven and Michaela Keet, “Skating to Where the Puck Will Be: Exploring Settlement Counsel and Risk Analysis in the Negotiation of Business Disputes” (2013) 76(2) Sask. L. R. 191.
  • Ibironke T. Odumosu-Ayanu, “South-South Investment Treaties, Transnational Capital and African Peoples” (2013) 21 African Journal of International and Comparative Law 172.

HeinOnline also contains the fulltext of over 700 legal periodicals.