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  A New Coroners Act: Proposals (1984)
This Report proposes a new Coroners Act that will both accurately reflect and better facilitate the current role of coroners.
  A New Limitation of Actions Act: Proprosals (1989)
This Report recommends ways for the law in relation to limitation periods can be modernized and simplified in Saskatchewan.
  A New Partition and Sale Act: Proposals (2001)
This Report looks at the Farming and Communities Land Act and the Matrimonial Property Act and makes recommendations for reform.
  A New Personal Property Security Act: Proposals (1992)
This Report considers changes to the proposed Personal Property Security Act since publication of Tentative Proposals for a New Personal Property Security Act.
  Access to Justice - Needy Person Certificates and Waiver of Fees: Final Report (2013)
The Final Report sets out the Commission’s proposals on improving access to justice for low-income members of our community through fee waivers.
  Ademption by Equitable Conversion: Proposals (1984)
This Report recommends amendments to The Wills Act .
  Administrative Penalties: Final Report (2012)
This Final Report examines the issues of natural justice and potential procedural unfairness that arise from the administration of penalties by regulatory bodies. Recommendations include allowance for appeals in all cases, with consideration for appropriateness of the appeal, and minimal procedural rule observance.
  Advance Health Care Directives Act: Proposals (1991)
This Report discusses the role of the proposed Advance Health Care Directives Act in promoting dying with dignity.
  Appeals from the Exercise of Statutory Powers of Decision: Final Report (2012)
This Final Report makes recommendations respecting the right to appeal, grounds of appeal and structure of appeals from decisions made by officials under statutory authority.
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  Change of Name of Children of Divorced Parents: Proposals (1985)
This Report recommends that The Change of Name Act be amended so that parental consent is required.
  Civil Rights in Saskatchewan Long-term Care Facilities: Final Report (2013)
The Commission sets out proposals to improve civil rights in Saskatchewan's long-term care facilities.
  Common Law Relationships Under The Matrimonial Property Act (1997)
The Commission looks at The Matrimonial Property Act and recommends that common law relationships be included.
  Compulsory Mental Health Care Act: Proposals (1985)
This Report includes recommendations on commitment procedures, treatment, and review, and a proposed Act Respecting the Compulsory Commitment of Mentally Disordered Persons.
  Conflict of Interest: Report to the Attorney General (1977)
This Report examines issues relating to conflict of interest for members of the Legislative Assembly and suggests reforms.
  Consent of Minors to Health Care Act: Proposals (1980)
This Final Report considers public reaction to a prior recommendation of the Law Reform Commission and adjusts the recommendations concerning the age of consent for health care.
  Consumer Credit Act: Proposals (1989)
This Final Report recommends the enactment of The Consumer Credit Act and The Pawnbrokers Act in order to modernize Saskatchewan's consumer credit legislation.
  Corporate Fiduciary Services: Final Report (2012)
This Final Report looks at whether current legislation and regulation surrounding corporate fiduciaries is adequate to protect users of fiduciary services from risk and losses. It concludes that there is no demonstrated need for reform.
  Crown Immunity: Final Report
This report sets out the Commission's recommendations respecting the doctrine of Crown immunity, which provides that a statute does not bind the Crown unless the statute expressly so states or it is otherwise clear from the enactment that the legislature intended the Crown to be bound.
  Custody, Parental Guardianship and the Civil Rights of Minors: Proposals (1981)
This Report synthesizes the Commission's earlier findings on child custody and children's civil rights and makes recommendations for their implementation.
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  Defences to Provincial Offences: Proprosals (1986)
This Report proposes that a Provincial Offences Act for Saskatchewan.
  Definition of Death Act: Proposals (1980)
This Report looks at how medical technology can extend some life functions and proposes legislation defining “death” as the total and irreversible cessation of brain function.
  Disposal of English Statute Law in Saskatchewan: Report (2006)
This Report looks at British received law in Saskatchewan and recommends it be eliminated.
  Distress for Rent: Proprosals (1993)
The Commission examines the doctrine of distress and recommends reform.
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  Enduring Power of Attorney - Areas of Reform: Final Report (2008)
This Final Report examines enduring powers of attorney in all four Western Canadian provinces and recommends increased harmonization.
  Ensuring Continuity: Proposals Relating to Estate Planning Report to the Minister of Justice (1995)
This Report examinesThe Dependants’ Relief Act and recommends reform.
  Equality of Status of Married Persons Act: Proposals (1982)
This Report makes recommendations designed to simplify and modernize the law as between married men and women.
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  Family Financial Arrangements - Guarantees: Final Report (2006)
This Report looks at mischief associated with loan guarantees made by family members and recommends enhanced consumer protection measures.
  Frustrated Contracts Act: Proposals (1988)
This Report examines The Frustrated Contracts Act and makes recommendations for reform.
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  Guest Passenger Legislation: Proposals (1983)
This Report recommends that Saskatchewan amend its guest passenger laws to remove the liability limit.
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  Human Artificial Insemination Act: Proposals (1987)
This Report offers proposals for the legal treatment of artificial insemination.
  Human Artificial Insemination Act: Tentative Proposals (1981)
This Final Report proposes a draft Human Artificial Insemination Act.
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  Joint Obligations: Proposals (1985)
This Report recommends a Joint Obligations Act be adopted in Saskatchewan.
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  Landowners' Liability for Injury to Recreational Visitors (2006)
This Report looks at landowners' liability for injuries to recreational visitors and makes recommendations for reform.
  Liability Between Husband and Wife and Related Insurance Contracts: Proposals for Reform (1979)
This Report recommends that Saskatchewan abolish interspousal tort immunity and extend this abolition to The Insurance Act
  Liability of Directors and Officers of Non-Profit Organizations: Final Report (2003)
This Report completes the Commission's project on the personal liability of board members in the not-for-profit sector.
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  Matrimonial Homes Act: Report to the Attorney General (1976)
This Report contains recommendations concerning the exercise of judicial discretion and co-ownership of the matrimonial home.
  Matrimonial Property Act: Selected Topics (1996)
After fifteen years of experience with The Matrimonial Property Act , the Commission recommends amendments to correct problems of implementation.
  Matrimonial Property Legislation: Proprosals (1985)
This Report recommends guiding principles for the reform of matrimonial property legislation.
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  Occupiers' Liability Act: Proposals (1980)
This Report recommends that an Occupiers’ Liability Act be enacted to simplify the law with regard to negligence principles imposed on occupiers.
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  Personal Guardianship:Proposals for a Guardianship Act, Part I (1983)
This Report examines Saskatchewan's Mentally Disordered Persons Act and recommends a new Act for clarity and efficiency.
  Personal Property Security Act: Report to the Attorney General (1977)
This FInal Report offers draft legislation for a Personal Property Security Act.
  Private Title Insurance: Final Report (2007)
This Report is restricted to a consideration of the effects of title insurance in the context of the conveyancing of residential real property. (April 2007)
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  Reform of The Land Contracts (Actions) Act: Final Report (July 2014)
The Land Contracts (Actions) Act (the LCAA) is consumer protection legislation intended to protect borrowers by requiring lenders to obtain leave of the court before starting foreclosure proceedings. The protection is provided as time: time to bring the mortgage up to date, refinance, or sell the property before foreclosure or judicial sale or, if that is not possible, time to find alternative accommodation. The LCAA is 70 year old legislation, having been enacted in 1943. This Final Report considers the steps required by the LCAA and recommends reforms to better protect borrowers.
  Reform of Fraudulent Conveyances and Fraudulent Preferences Law: Part II - Preferential Payments Final Report of the Working Group (2011)
A joint project with the Uniform Law Conference of Canada on reform of fraudulent conveyances and fraudulent preferences law. This report is the final report of the working group on Part 2, addressing preferential payments.
  Reform of Fraudulent Conveyances and Fraudulent Preferences Law: Part I - Transactions at Undervalue and Fraudulent Transactions Final Report (2010)
This FInal Report is part one of a two-part report on fraudulent conveyances and fraudulent preferences. The entire report outlines draft legislation that, if adopted in each province and territory, would provide uniform laws across Canada.
  Reform of Fraudulent Conveyances and Fraudulent Preferences Law: Part I - Transactions at Undervalue Supplementary Report (2011)
A joint project with the Uniform Law Conference of Canada on reform of fraudulent conveyances and fraudulent preferences law. This Report recommends revisions to the Part 1 Final Report in response to questions raised at the 2010 Conference and as a result of work on Part 2 of the project.
  Reform of Fraudulent Conveyances and Fraudulent Preferences Law: Report on Quebec Law (2010)
Under Quebec’s Code Civil, transactions at undervalue and preferential transfers are subject to the same rules, and outcomes have been found to be predictable and consistent. This paper is meant to provide an overview of this part of Quebec law, and no recommendations are made.
  Reform of Fraudulent Conveyances and Fraudulent Preferences Law: Report on Quebec Law (2010)
Under Quebec’s Code Civil, transactions at undervalue and preferential transfers are subject to the same rules, and outcomes have been found to be predictable and consistent. This paper is meant to provide an overview of this part of Quebec law, and no recommendations are made.
  Reform of The Homesteads Act, 1989 (2017)
The Homesteads Act, 1989 protects spouses who do not own their homes against the sale, mortgaging or other disposition of the homestead by requiring the non-owning spouse to sign a consent and be examined separately from the owning spouse before such action can be taken. This Final Report recommends allowing an attorney to consent to a disposition of the homestead in place of a non-owning spouse, subject to the condition that where the attorney is the spouse of the non-owning spouse, the attorney only be able to consent to a disposition of the homestead where the non-owning spouse lacks capacity. This Final Report also recommends that The Homesteads Act, 1989 be amended to specifically exclude mines and minerals from the definition of the homestead.
  Reform of The Intestate Succession Act, 1996 (2017)
The Law Reform Commission has made several recommendations to reform The Intestate Succession Act, 1996 to ensure the estates of individuals who have died without a will are distributed in a way that the intestate would presumably have intended.
  Renewing the Privacy Act: Final Report (2012)
This Final Report recommends several changes to The Privacy Act that would make the Act a more effective complement to more specific legislation.
  Report on Electronic Wills (2004)
This Report discusses the issues and problems surrounding recognition of electronic wills.
  Restoring Civil Remedies Lost Upon Forfeiture Under The Automobile Accident Insurance Act: Proposals (1984)
This Report makes recommendations for reform of The Automobile Accident Insurance Act.
  Reverse Mortgages: Final Report (2006)
This Report looks at the effects and reverse mortgages and recommends regulation, including disclosure requirements.
  Revocation of Wills: Final Report (2006)
The report looks at the legal regime surrounding the revocation of wills after marriage or divorce.
  Rules Against Perpetuities and Accumulations: Proposals (1987)
This Report examines the rule against perpetuities and accumulation and recommends its abolition in Saskatchewan law.
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  Structured Judgments Act: Proposals (1993)
The Commission makes recommendations for a Structured Judgements Act.
  Survival of Action Act: Proposals (1985)
ThIs Report recommends a draft Survival of Actions Act that is intended to help clarify the law in this area.
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  The Bulk Sales Act (1990)
The Commission examines the The Bulk Sales Actand recommends the Act be repealed.
  The Investment Powers of Trustees (1995)
This Report looks at The Saskatchewan Trustee Act and recommends a broadened British approach.
  The Jury Act: Proposals for Reform (1979)
This Report examines the jury selection process in Saskatchewan and makes final recommendations on reform.
  The Rule of Saunders v. Vautier and the Variation of Trusts (1994)
This Report looks at the rule that beneficiaries of a trust can call upon the trustee to terminate the trust and distribute the trust property as the direct.
  The Status of English Statute Law in Saskatchewan (1990)
This Report recommends ways of undertaking the complex process of extricating and disposing of English statutes from Saskatchewan law.
  The Statute of Frauds: Proposals (1996)
The Commission examines The Statute of Fraudsand recommends it be repealed and that provisions regarding the sale of land be included in The Land Contracts (Actions) Act.
  Trustees Act: Proposals for Reform (2002)
This Report completes the Commission's project on the law of trusts (Dec 2002).
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  Uniform Reviewable Transactions Act (2012)
This Act is intended to provide a uniform, comprehensive approach to the debtor/creditor relationship.
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  Vaccination and the Law: Report to the Minister of Justice (2009)
This Report considers,and provides recommendations on, the legal issues surrounding the sustainability of vaccination programs and the safety of immunizations.
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