legislation

Gender and Pronoun Law being challenged in court

Gender and Pronoun Law being challenged in court

Jan 10, 2024 | 8:41am
A judge will be hearing a legal challenge over a law that requires parental consent when children under 16 want to change their names or pronouns at school. The law was put in place and is protected by the “not withstanding” clause of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Lawyers for UR Pride, an LGBTQ organization […]
Province Forcing Oil and Gas Drillers to Pay Up

Province Forcing Oil and Gas Drillers to Pay Up

Nov 7, 2023 | 11:15am
The provincial government is adding some teeth to legislation, to make sure landowners get paid for allowing their land to be used for oil drilling, and exploration. The Ministry of Energy and Resources and the Surface Rights Board of Arbitration will have more power to make sure these fees are paid to landowners. “Maintaining strong relationships between industry and […]
New Session Opens with a Speech from the Throne

New Session Opens with a Speech from the Throne

Oct 25, 2023 | 6:43am
The Saskatchewan Party government is to deliver the throne speech today and outline its priorities for the year.  Premier Scott Moe says the government plans to address concerns around affordability.  He says the province is looking at how it could help people struggling with housing costs.  The Opposition NDP says it plans to continue to focus on […]

Sask. Cattlemen’s Association CEO “very hopeful” carbon tax exemption is passed

Jun 8, 2023 | 4:32pm

The CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association is in the nation’s capital this week, focused on two pieces of federal legislation. Grant McLellan says one of the bills is C-282, a private member’s bill that he says makes it illegal for the federal government to discuss supply managed sectors during trade negotiations; the other is […]

Illegal drainage causing problems for Saskatchewan landowners

Jun 5, 2023 | 10:31am

Lane Mountney spreads a map over his kitchen table at his farmhouse in southeast Saskatchewan, pointing to yellow and orange arrows slithering across the document. Many of the arrows represent existing channels and ditches, moving across fields and out of wetlands to drain water. The arrows eventually make their way to a creek, causing what […]

Métis delegates call for withdrawal of The Saskatchewan First Act

Nov 21, 2022 | 8:37am

Delegates attending the legislative assembly of the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan unanimously supported their leadership’s rejection of The Saskatchewan First Act. The legislation looks to unilaterally amend the Constitution to reassert the province’s jurisdiction over its natural resources, but has already been opposed by the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations who say it ignores treaty rights. The […]