Resolutions

Legislating at Provincial Level to Prohibit Trespassing on Property

Year: 2006

Resolution

Therefore be it resolved that SUMA request the Government of Saskatchewan enact legislation to prohibit trespass on private property or on property open to the public if the invitation to enter has been revoked.

Provincial Response

The Government of Saskatchewan continues to be of the view that The Cities Act, particularly through clauses 8(1)(b) and, provides sufficient jurisdiction for cities to address this issue if they so choose. It is important that each community be able to tailor its response to its own circumstance to reflect local concerns. We are also aware that this issue may be viewed very differently in rural municipalities where the practice of posting land is well established and the balance of interests between land owners and hunters must be carefully considered. The Government of Saskatchewan is, however, willing to meet with SUMA and SARM to consider the matter further.

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