The Government of Saskatchewan is looking for input on proposed changes to trespassing legislation. 

Currently, access and posting rules vary for different activities and the Ministry of Justice is concerned the different rules may contribute to confusion on what legally constitutes trespassing.

They say they would like to review the legislation to determine if changes are needed to better address the balance between rural landowners and the public.

They are asking Saskatchewan citizens to fill out a questionnaire on their website, where they pose two questions for participants.  

The government is asking if legislation should be updated to require permission from rural property owners before accessing land, regardless of the activity, and whether the failure to obtain permission constitutes an offence. The ministry also wants to know how such permission should be obtained.

Hunting and fishing rights of Indigenous and Metis people will not be affected, according to a statement under the questionnaire as those rights were set out in the numbered treaty documents and protected by the Natural Resources and Transfer Agreement of 1930.

The ministry asks that responses to the questionnaire be submitted by October 1, 2018.

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