Much of British received law has now been superseded by Saskatchewan legislation or become inapplicable to the conditions of the province. However, some English statutes remain in force, and are routinely applied by the courts. The status of many other English statutes is uncertain. The Commission recommends eliminating the remaining received law.
Publications by Key Term: doctrine of reception
The Status of English Statute Law in Saskatchewan Feb 1990
Though receiving British law facilitated the development of our legal system, the remaining laws are now a source of confusion. The Commission recommends ways of undertaking the complex process of extricating and disposing of applicable English statutes in the province.