Recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking and cross-country skiing often take visitors onto private or Crown land without the permission of the landowner. A landowner may be liable for injuries to visitors even if they are trespassers. The Commission recommends reducing liability of landowners who are not operating commercial recreation facilities.
Guest passenger legislation was adopted all over North America in the 1920s and 30s to limit the liability of drivers for injuries suffered by passengers in their vehicles. Courts have whittled down liability limits, and the trend is now to remove these limits in statute. The Commission recommends that Saskatchewan amend its guest passenger laws to remove the liability limit.
The Commission recommends the enactment of The Occupiers’ Liability Act as set out in this report. The law as it stands currently is unnecessarily complex. Enacting this proposal can mitigate the confusion in the law.
The enactment of an Occupiers’ Liability Act is proposed in this Report. The law as it stands is unnecessarily complex. Enacting this proposal would mitigate the confusion in the law.