The Law Reform Commission recommends that Saskatchewan’s jury-selection process be reformed to ensure that it draws from as wide a pool as possible and excludes as few as possible. The Saskatchewan Hospital Service Plan is an ideal source of contact information for eligible jurors. The Commission also recommends revamping the compensation scheme for juries.
In this report, the Law Reform Commission examines juror qualifications and relief, the current method of selecting jurors, payments to jurors and the enforcement of attendance, as well as the use of juries in civil trials. The Commission makes recommendations for reform in each of these areas.