Saskatchewan Athletics Commission Act Passes First Reading
Earlier this year the Government of Saskatchewan legalized amateur MMA and other combat sports and announced plans to create a Provincial Athletic Commission to address professional combat sports. The first legislative step to make this a reality has now taken place.
The Government introduced Bill 108 “An Act Respecting the Athletics Commission and Professional Contests or Exhibitions“. You can read the test of the Bill here:
Bill 108 passed first reading on November 5, 2013. Now is the time for stakeholders in the combat sports community to review Bill 108 and give the Government feedback about any desired changes before it is finalized and passes into law.
Erik Magraken is a personal injury litigator and Partner with the British Columbia law-firm MacIsaac & Company. The article was re-printed with permission from his Canadian MMA Law Blog.