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NCJ Number: 75862 Find in a Library
Title: Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan - Annual Report, 3rd, 1976
Corporate Author: Law Reform Cmssn of Saskatchewan
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Law Reform Cmssn of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan S7K 2H6, Canada
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: The third annual report of the Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan (Canada) for 1976 is presented. The commission reviews all the laws of the Province at the request or with the consent of the Attorney General.
Abstract: The functions of the commission include reviews of statutory law, common law, and judicial decisions, with a view to its systematic development and reform, including codification, elimination of anomalies, repeal of obsolete and unnecessary enactments, and reduction in the number of separate enactments. Several projects initiated in 1974 are discussed. The law relating to the distribution of matrimonial property, with a view to making recommendations for change is discussed, as well as a research project on family law covering family maintenance, children's rights and maintenance, and marriage laws. Findings of studies on the law affecting consensual personal property security transactions and consumer credit laws are reported. Also discussed is Provincial legislation regarding offenses that have quasi-criminal penalties or sanctions attached. Other projects reviewed involve conflict of interest and occupier's liability. Research on such areas needing reform as medical-legal matters, criminal conversation, the wills act, and registration of contracts is examined. Contacts with other organizations (i.e., the Saskatchewan Law Foundation) to ensure funding of the projects are also reported. Personnel of the commission and its offices are described, and the text of the act to establish the commission is included.
Index Term(s): Law reform; Saskatchewan
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