First Nations chiefs, councillors not eligible for jury duty in Saskatchewan – CTV

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 2019119 Views

December 3, 2019

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government is making changes so chiefs and councillors of First Nations will no longer be eligible for jury duty.

The province says the move ensures consistency, because elected municipal officials including city councillors and mayors are currently excluded from jury selection.

The Ministry of Justice says the exclusion helps avoid any potential conflict of interest.

The government says it believes Saskatchewan is the first jurisdiction in Canada to exclude chiefs and band councillors from the process.

The changes are the result of a provincial review of the current system.

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