ministry of justice

Prisoner Missing from Besnard Lake Correctional Camp

Aug 9, 2022 | 5:49pm

The search is on for a prisoner who left Besnard Lake Correctional Camp near La Ronge 28-year-old Jesse Guest was last seen between 10 p.m. on August 6th and 7 a.m. on August 7th and left the camp on foot. They haven’t been able to find him for two days, so now they are asking […]

Premier’s Brother Among Those Getting a Pardon

Jun 3, 2022 | 2:07pm

Premier Scott Moe has signed off on dozens of pardons for people with traffic offences, including his own brother. On May 19, an order-in-council was signed by the premier granting clemency to about 30 people convicted of 37 offences under the province’s Traffic Safety Act. Kris Moe, the premier’s brother, was one of the individuals […]

Saskatchewan won’t appeal Durocher decision

Oct 10, 2020 | 11:33am

The province will not appeal a court decision that ruled in favour of the “Walking with our Angels” camp that set up in Wascana Park this summer. The province went to court last month looking to remove the teepee set up by 24-year-old Tristen Durocher to protest the high suicide rates in the province’s north. […]

Court of Queen’s Bench launches new scheduling system

Aug 23, 2020 | 8:58am

The ministry of Justice and the Court of Queen’s Bench have both switch to the Judicial Scheduling, Tracking and Amalgamated Reporting System, or J-STAR. Noel Busse from the ministry says it’s hard to quantify how much this will help with scheduling processes. “We have some kind of separate systems, in some cases paper-based systems, that […]

New human trafficking legislation being developed by Ministry of Justice

Aug 21, 2020 | 10:22am

The provincial government is working to develop new legislation to prevent human trafficking. Ministry of Justice officials are reviewing a bill recently passed in Alberta that gives enhanced legal options to victims of human trafficking. Justice Minister Don Morgan says in a news release that the ministry is working to make similar legislation here in […]

Saskatchewan government introduces improvements to police oversight

Jun 17, 2020 | 2:34pm

The provincial government has introduced legislation Wednesday to improve police oversight in Saskatchewan. The new legislation will transfer responsibility from an appointed Investigation Observer to the Public Complaints Commission in cases where someone suffers a serious injury or dies either in police custody or as a result of police actions.   Justice Minister Don Morgan […]

Ministry of Justice assigns independent observers to investigate Regina woman’s death

Apr 14, 2020 | 5:38pm

Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Justice has brought in two independent observers to investigate the death of a 32-year-old Regina woman on Friday night. At around 10:30 p.m., police were sent to the intersection of Victoria Avenue and St. John Street where they found an injured woman in distress and in need of medical care. The Regina Police […]