The Law Reform Commission examines the issues of natural justice and potential procedural unfairness that arise from the administration of penalties by regulatory bodies. Recommendations include allowance for appeals in all cases, with consideration for appropriateness of the appeal, and minimal procedural rule observance.
Administrative penalties are relatively new in Saskatchewan. These monetary penalties are imposed by a regulator without the involvement of a court or tribunal. The process raises concerns over procedural fairness. The Commission invites discussion of various legal issues that arise from administrative penalties, with the goal of developing consistent and appropriate principles of fairness and efficiency.