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SKPC - Provincial Court of Saskatchewan (Canada)

Related Citation: SKCA, SKQB, S.S. (Canada)


January, 2002 to date.

The provincial hierarchy: SKPC » SKQB » SKCA.

In 2002, the Provincial Court of opted for a database and Internet-friendly neutral citation system: S.K.P.C.

It may be presented, especially in electronic databases, without the periods, as in "SKPC".

All SKPC cases are assigned a permanent SKPC number with the four-digit year followed by the SKPC and then a sequentially assigned number.

The first decision of the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan to be assigned a permanent SKPC legal citation:

R. v. Goodine 2002 SKPC 1

Initially known as the Magistrate's Court of Saskatchewan, up to 1976, the Government of Saskatchewan, as of November 2009, described the SKPC as follows:

"The Provincial Court of Saskatchewan is a court of record with civil and criminal jurisdiction defined by Federal and Provincial Statutes. The Court consists of a Chief Judge and 48 additional judges who are appointed to hold office until retirement.

"Court is conducted throughout the Province from 13 main court offices located in major towns and cities. Estevan, La Ronge, Lloydminster, Meadow Lake, Melfort, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Wynyard and Yorkton have permanent court offices and resident judges."

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