Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan

Court Of Appeal For Saskatchewan

Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan

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The Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan (frequently referred to as Saskatchewan Court of Appeal or Sask. CA) is the highest superior appeal court in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. It hears appeals from the Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan as well as the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan and administrative tribunals. The Court is based in Regina, Saskatchewan and consists of the chief justice, six other full-time justices, and a varying number of supernumerary justices. It has general appellate jurisdiction, a limited original jurisdiction, and an advisory opinion jurisdiction, known in Canada as a reference question. Appeals lie from the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.

History of the Court

The Court of Appeal was created on March 1, 1918, upon the coming into force of The Court of Appeal Act of 1915.The Court of Appeal Act, S.S. 1915, c. 9. Prior to that date, there was a single superior court for Saskatchewan, known as the Supreme Court of Saskatchewan, which had both appellate and trial jurisdiction. Individual members of the Supreme Court sat as trial judges, while the full Supreme Court ourt (also known at the Supreme Court en banc) heard appeals. The 1915 legislation split the appellate functions and the trial functions. The new Court of Appeal was established to take over the appellate function of the Supreme Court of Saskatchewan, and the new Court of King's Bench was created to take over the trial functions...
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