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2005 Court News

Changes to Small Claims Court

On January 1st, 2006, the monetary limit for cases that may be heard by small claims court increases from $5,000 to $10,000. Amendments to The Provincial Court Act establish a Civil Division of Provincial Court to reflect the specialized nature of small claims...

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New Book on Sentencing Published

Judge T.W. Ferris has published a book on sentencing entitled, Sentencing - Practical Approaches. It is now available from LexisNexis Canada (ISBN: 0 433 45020-7). The book explains how sentencing works in practice and includes solutions to common sentencing problems.

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New Chief Justice for Queen’s Bench

The Honourable R. D. Laing has been appointed Chief Justice of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench. Chief Justice Laing has served as a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan since 1994. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of...

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Obituary

The Honourable Thomas Clarkson Wakeling passed away in Regina on November 19, 2005. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 1984, a position he held until his retirement at the age of 75 in 1999. - Read the Notice

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Book Nominated for Award

Maskeko-sakahikanihk: 100 Years for a Saskatchewan First Nation, by M.E. Turpel-Lafond was nominated for a Saskatchewan Book Award in the First Peoples publishing category. This is not the first time a Provincial Court Judge has been nominated for a Saskatchewan Book...

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Obituary

The Honourable Russell Lawrence Brownridge passed away at the age of 90 on 3 November 2005. He was appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench in 1959 and to the Court of Appeal in 1961. He retired from the Court in 1988. - Read the Notice

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