Trespass Law

Res #: 22-21A
Number: 22
Year: 2021
Midterm: No
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice

WHEREAS the Provincial Government has moved to strengthen the trespass laws in Saskatchewan to make it the responsibility of individuals to obtain permission of landowners before entering private property; and

WHEREAS Trespassers show no concern toward the lands they enter without consent and in which damage to property, livestock, and crops is problematic and causes financial hardships to the property owners; and

WHEREAS this legislation has been in development for a number of years and the legislation has all but been proclaimed.

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to proclaim this legislation and have it fully enacted and become enforceable law in Saskatchewan.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Ministry of Justice to call for the current trespassing legislation to be better communicated, and landowners be better educated on trespass law; including details on what constitutes and does not constitute trespassing.