Governments use many agencies to do things such as deliver programs and services, make decisions about eligibility for everything from social assistance to citizenship, and settle disputes between individuals such as landlords and renters, or employees and employers.
Examples of government agencies include...
A government agency, for example, might determine if you can have a drivers’ licence, if you will be compensated after a workplace injury or whether your landlord can keep your damage deposit after you move out. Government agencies have a duty to follow the law and to treat people fairly when making these decisions.
When an administrative body makes a decision, there are legal mechanisms in place to ensure accountability and to ensure fairness. There are also rules within which administrative bodies must act.
Income support may be available to eligible Saskatchewan residents who are otherwise unable to meet the basic cost of living.
eHealth Saskatchewan oversees health registries and vital statistics and establishes procedures for things like registering a birth or changing your name.
Most employers and employees in Saskatchewan are governed by the Employment Standards set out in Part II of The Saskatchewan Employment Act. Each have rights and responsibilities under the Act.
Workplace safety is regulated throughout Saskatchewan with set standards to protect workers and help ensure their safety. Both employees and employers have responsibilities in this regard.
The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission is designed to protect the dignity, fundamental freedoms and equal rights of Saskatchewan citizens.
All levels of government collect money through taxes to help cover the costs of delivering programs and services to the public.
Saskatchewan has specific laws that deal with access to records and protection of privacy in dealings with government bodies and others such as school boards, universities and health authorities.
PLEA can provide you with information to help you understand many legal matters you, a family member or friend may be facing.