Statutes of limitations prescribe a certain period of time in which an action against another party may be brought. The law in Saskatchewan is in need of both simplification and modernization. The proposed Limitation of Actions Act allows for limitation periods of two years, six years, and ten years – subject to events that delay the running of time. An ultimate limitation period of 30 years is proposed.
The application of the Limitation of Actions Act creates specific problems in real property transactions subject to the Land Titles Act. The Commission recommends repealing the sections of the Limitation of Actions Act that deal with agreements for sale. Amendments to the Land Titles Act would also help clarify matters.