Bylaw of Mandatory Permission
Res #: 3-03A
Responses Received: No
Departments: Matters Pertaining to SARM
WHEREAS, it is illegal for First Nations people to hunt on non-posted privately owned land in Saskatchewan without permission; and
WHEREAS, it is not illegal for others to pursue and hunt wildlife, travel using whatever means they desire, pick berries, gather wood, etc., without attaining any form of permission, unless otherwise posted; and
WHEREAS, there is no reason why these same individuals, taking time to plan holidays for such outings, taking time to fill out special draw forms for hunting, etc. cannot spend the time or make the effort to contact landowners in the areas they wish to visit; and
WHEREAS, too much time is spent debating such issues to protect the so called "rights" of those who choose to abuse these privileges;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the rural municipalities of Saskatchewan introduce their own bylaw of "mandatory permission."
Response from the Honourable Ron Osika, Minister of Government Relations:
I will take this resolution under advisement, and will instruct my officials to complete some analysis and consultations on the issue. If it is determined that amending the legislation is an appropriate solution; we will certainly involve your Association to ensure that the amendments meet your needs.